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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. 2017.
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  • No doubt he can find some bargeman there who will take the boy in.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty
  • Yet who does not feel that there is a nobility about a sailor which a bargeman cannot claim?

    Broken Bread Thomas Champness
  • Perhaps it was so likened by the lonely bargeman, standing on the brink of the lock.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • Unloading the wheat is the hardest part of the bargeman's work.

  • Anna Maria's the daughter of a bargeman, and was born and brought up on a barge.

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

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • The bargeman was asked for his knife, and Ludlow himself made the first cut upon the solid and difficult mass.

  • He heard it at the Brocas; a bargeman told him about a quarter of an hour ago.'

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
  • Approaching nearer and nearer, the bargeman became Bradley Headstone, in rough water-side second-hand clothing.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • After a quarter of an hour's rowing the bargeman's house came in view.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty

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