Meaning of LIGHTER in English

LIGHTER

~ 1

■ noun a device producing a small flame, used to light cigarettes.

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~ 2

■ noun a flat-bottomed barge used to transfer goods to and from ships in harbour.

Derivatives

~man noun ( plural ~men ).

Origin

ME: from light 2 (in the sense 'unload'), or from Mid. Low Ger. luchter .

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