Meaning of LIGHTER in English

LIGHTER

n.

Pronunciation: ' l ī -t ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch *lichter, from lichten to unload; akin to Old English l ē oht light in weight

Date: 14th century

: a large usually flat-bottomed barge used especially in unloading or loading ships

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