Trawler vs Barge - What's the difference?

trawler | barge |

As a noun trawler

is a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish.

As a verb barge is





(en noun)
  • A fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish.
  • A fisherman who uses a trawl net.
  • See also

    * troller ----



    (wikipedia barge)


    (en noun)
  • A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo
  • A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions
  • A large flat-bottomed coastal trading vessel having a large spritsail and jib-headed topsail, a fore staysail and a very small mizen, and having leeboards instead of a keel
  • One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars
  • The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table
  • (US) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
  • (US, dialect, dated) A large omnibus used for excursions.
  • (Webster 1913)


    * lighter

    Derived terms

    * admiral's barge * bargee * barge in * dumb barge * rowbarge, row barge


  • To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.
  • To push someone.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=February 1 , author=Mandeep Sanghera , title=Man Utd 3 - 1 Aston Villa , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The home side were professionally going about their business and were denied a spot-kick when Dunne clumsily barged Nani off the the ball.}}


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