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Lighter meaning

lighter - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. transport in a flatbottom boat
  2. 2. One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship.
  5. 5. Large open boat for carrying cargo to or from ships.

lighter - examples of usage

  1. I never thought a lighter could sail as ours did. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. We had to cast off from the vessel, and in getting clear the lighter shipped some water. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. For one thing, although sea sickness has never troubled me on board ship, I was constantly ill when in a lighter. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
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