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 for barge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barge \Barge\, n. [OF. barge, F. berge, fr. LL. barca, for
     barica (not found), prob. fr. L. baris an Egyptian rowboat,
     fr. Gr. ?, prob. fr. Egyptian: cf. Coptic bari a boat. Cf.
     Bark a vessel.]
     1. A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly
        furnished and decorated.
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     2. A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or
        goods; as, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge.
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     3. A large boat used by flag officers.
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     4. A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a
        steamboat. [U.S.]
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     5. A large omnibus used for excursions. [Local, U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  barge
      n 1: a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on
           canals) [syn: barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter]
      v 1: push one's way; "she barged into the meeting room" [syn:
           barge, thrust ahead, push forward]
      2: transport by barge on a body of water

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "barge":
     amble, boat, bowl along, bundle, bus, cart, clump, coach, drag,
     dray, ferry, float, flounce, foot, footslog, halt, haul,
     hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, jog, jolt, jump, lighter, limp,
     lumber, lunge, lurch, mince, pace, paddle, peg, piaffe, piaffer,
     plod, prance, rack, raft, roll, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle,
     scuttle, shamble, ship, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, sled,
     sledge, slink, slither, slog, slouch, stagger, stalk, stamp, stomp,
     straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger,
     swing, tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, trip, truck, trudge, van,
     waddle, wagon, wamble, wheelbarrow, wiggle, wobble
  
  

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