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lighter2

[lahy-ter] /ˈlaɪ tər/
noun
1.
a large, open, flat-bottomed barge, used in unloading and loading ships offshore or in transporting goods for short distances in shallow waters.
verb (used with object)
2.
to convey in or as if in a lighter.
Origin of lighter2
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see light3, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for lightered

lighter1

/ˈlaɪtə/
noun
1.
a small portable device for providing a naked flame or red-hot filament to light cigarettes, etc
2.
a person or thing that ignites something

lighter2

/ˈlaɪtə/
noun
1.
a flat-bottomed barge used for transporting cargo, esp in loading or unloading a ship
Word Origin
C15: probably from Middle Dutch; compare C16 Dutch lichter
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Word Origin and History for lightered

lighter

n.

"barge," late 15c., agent noun from light (adj.1), with a sense of lightening a load, or else from Dutch lichter, from lichten "to lighten, unload," on the same notion. They are used in loading or unloading ships that cannot approach a wharf.

"person who lights," 1550s, agent noun from light (v.2).

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