lighter

  1. a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
  2. a boat with a flat bottom for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

lighter

[n] - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires 2. [v] - transport by lighter
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Lighter

Light'er (līt'ẽr) noun One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps.
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Lighter

Light'er noun [ Dutch ligter , from ligt light. See Light not heavy.] (Nautical) 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. Lighter screw (Machinery) , a screw ...
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Lighter

Light'er transitive verb To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship.
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lighter

light 1 igniter noun a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; `do you have a light?`
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Lighter

• (n.) One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps. • (n.) 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. • (v. t.) To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship.
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lighter

shallow-draft boat or barge, usually flat-bottomed, used in unloading (lightening) or loading ships offshore. Use of lighters requires extra ...
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Lighter

A lighter was a flat-bottomed boat used to load or unload vessels in the docks or elsewhere, and also for carrying cargo over short distances. Lighters were sometimes fitted for steam propulsion, but were usually towed from one place to another and were manned by lightermen. On the inland waterways of East Anglia considerable use was made of lighte...
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lighter

lighter: see barge.
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Lighter

[barge] A lighter is a type of flat-bottomed barge used to transfer goods and passengers to and from moored ships. Lighters were traditionally unpowered and were moved and steered using long oars called `sweeps` and the motive power of water currents. They were operated by highly skilled workers called lightermen and were a characteristic s...
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Lighter

A lighter is a portable device used to generate a flame. It consists of a metal or plastic container filled with a flammable fluid or pressurized liquid gas, a means of ignition, and some provision for extinguishing the flame. == History == The first lighters were converted flintlock pistols that used gunpowder. One of the first lighters was inven...
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lighter

vessel
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lighter

General name for a broad, flat-bottomed boat used in transporting cargo between a vessel and the shore. The distinction between a lighter and a barge is more in the manner of use than in equipment. The term 'lighter' refers to a short haul, generally in connection with loading and unloading operations of vessels in harbour, while the term 'barge' i...
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lighter

large open boat used in loading and unloading ships
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