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[bahrj-muh n] /ˈbɑrdʒ mən/
noun, plural bargemen.
one of the crew of a barge.
a person who owns, manages, or captains a barge.
Also called, especially British, bargee
[bahr-jee] /bɑrˈdʒi/ (Show IPA)
Origin of bargeman
1400-50, earlier in Anglo-Latin, Anglo-French; Middle English; see barge, man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Yet who does not feel that there is a nobility about a sailor which a bargeman cannot claim?

    Broken Bread Thomas Champness
  • He never can be going to match himself against that bargeman!

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • As soon as the mist began to clear, the bargeman hid me in the straw.

  • "And she carries herself like a wafter on the river," said the bargeman.

    Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Unloading the wheat is the hardest part of the bargeman's work.

  • “My mother was a Frenchwoman, and my father an Essex bargeman,” he said abruptly.

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • He heard it at the Brocas; a bargeman told him about a quarter of an hour ago.'

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
  • No doubt he can find some bargeman there who will take the boy in.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty
  • After a quarter of an hour's rowing the bargeman's house came in view.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty
  • The bargeman and his wife gazed at each other in astonishment.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty

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