Meaning of LIGHTER in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch *lichter, from lichten to unload; akin to Old English lēoht light in weight Date: 14th century a large usually flat-bottomed barge used especially in unloading or loading ships, II. transitive verb Date: 1840 to convey by a ~, III. noun Date: 1553 one that lights or sets a fire, a device for lighting a fire

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