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see bargebarge,
large boat, generally flat-bottomed, used for transporting goods. Most barges on inland waterways are towed, but some river barges are self-propelled. There are also sailing barges.
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Lighter

 

(Russian, likhter; from Dutch lichter), an unpowered maritime freight carrier used with tugboats to transport cargo and also used in nonberth cargo operations to load and unload deep-draft ships that cannot enter port and are waiting at a roadstead. Lighters sometimes have their own loading equipment.


Lighter

 

a non-self-propelled cargo ship with a shallow draft and simple lines that carries loads on its deck; it is used chiefly for transshipping operations in roadsteads. Lighters may also serve as supports for floating bridges.

lighter

[′līd·ər]
(naval architecture)
A barge used to load and unload ships not lying at piers, or to move cargo around a harbor.

lighter

1
a small portable device for providing a naked flame or red-hot filament to light cigarettes, etc.

lighter

2
a flat-bottomed barge used for transporting cargo, esp in loading or unloading a ship
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Despite laws preventing the sale of butane lighter fuel to under 18s being introduced in 2000, Mr Oakley said the legislation was not being taken seriously by some outlets.
A Responsible Retailer Campaign spearheaded by the Health Education Authority will highlight the risks of solvent abuse and the deaths caused by butane lighter refills.
The sale of butane lighter fuel to under 18s is set to be banned by the government in an attempt to stop youngsters sniffing the potentially- lethal gas.
The man, an Egyptian national, was carrying a butane lighter that looked like a mobile phone and he allegedly became agitated when he was told that he could not use it.
Eastern division drug and alcohol prevention officer,PC Vanessa Griffiths, said: ``The aim of the scheme is to reduce the number of sales of restricted products to underage children including alcohol, cigarettes, videos, butane lighter refills,knives,fireworks and solvents which we hope will have an impact in reducing crime and disorder.