Barge

(redirected from barged)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to barged: bargees

Barge

A large boat with a flat bottom that does not propel itself. Barges must be attached to a tugboat or towboat to be transported. They are used on rivers and canals, primarily to convey cheap cargo in bulk. They were more common prior to the introduction of railroads during the Industrial Revolution.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Or, should the need arise, those barged goods can then be loaded on one of the company's C-130 cargo aircraft based in Fairbanks, for delivery to remote locations.