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[bahrj-muh n]
noun, plural barge·men.
  1. one of the crew of a barge.
  2. a person who owns, manages, or captains a barge.
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Origin of bargeman

1400–50, earlier in Anglo-Latin, Anglo-French; Middle English; see barge, man1
Also called, especially British, bar·gee [bahr-jee] /bɑrˈdʒi/.
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Examples from the Web for bargeman

Historical Examples

  • 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!


    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.