(), n. [OF. barge, F. berge, fr. LL. barca, for barica (not found), prob. fr. L. baris an Egyptian rowboat, fr. Gr. , prob. fr. Egyptian: cf. Coptic bari a boat. Cf. Bark a vessel.] 1. A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated.
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2. A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or goods; as, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge.
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3. A large boat used by flag officers.
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4. A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat. [U.S.]
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5. A large omnibus used for excursions. [Local, U.S.]
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