hopper barge


a barge for disposing of garbage, dredged material, etc., having hoppers in the bottom through which such cargo can be dumped.

Nearby words

  1. hoppe, willie,
  2. hopped,
  3. hopped up,
  4. hopped-up,
  5. hopper,
  6. hopper car,
  7. hopper casement,
  8. hopper dredge,
  9. hopper frame,
  10. hopper, edward

Origin of hopper barge

First recorded in 1890–95

Also called dump scow.

dump scow


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