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Definitions of lighter

  1. To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. transport in a flatbottom boat Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of shipment or delivery. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A large open barge used in loading and unloading vessels. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A large open boat used in lightening (unloading) and loading ships. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. LIGHTERMAN. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Large open boat for carrying cargo to or from ships. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. One who or that which lights or illuminates. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A large, open, flat-bottomed boat, used in loading and unloading ships. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. One who or that which lights; to bring to light, to reveal; to discover; to come to light, to be discovered; the light of the countenance, favour; smiles; to light on a thing, to fall in with it-that is, to have light on it; to see the light, to be born; to come into existence; to stand in one's own light, to be the means of hindering one's own advancement or one's own good. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. A large flat-bottomed boat used in loading and unloading vessels. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for lighter

  1. She wanted to know which had drawn the short lighter – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. One part he touched his pocket lighter to. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
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