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The master or a crew member of a barge.


(ˈbɑrdʒ mən)

n., pl. -men.
a crew member or operator of a barge.
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Noun1.bargeman - someone who operates a barge
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
References in classic literature ?
When Riderhood had run to his second windlass and turned it, and while he leaned against the lever of that gate to help it to swing open presently, he noticed, lying to rest under the green hedge by the towing-path astern of the Lock, a Bargeman.
Riderhood observed that the bargeman rose too, leaning on his arm, and seemed to have his eyes fastened on the rising figure.
The dip of Eugene Wrayburn's sculls had become hardly audible in his ears when the bargeman passed him, putting the utmost width that he could between them, and keeping under the hedge.
Riderhood nodded, and the figure of the bargeman went its way along the soft turf by the side of the towing-path, keeping near the hedge and moving quickly.
The bargeman skulking on the opposite bank of the stream, went on after it.
The professor, in annoyance, and, as it were, mental suffering at the interruption, looked round at the strange inquirer, more like a bargeman than a philosopher, and turned his eyes upon Sergey Ivanovitch, as though to ask: What's one to say to him?
exclaimed the modest boy, who could not face the gentlest of her sex--not even Briggs--when she began to talk to him; whereas, put him at Iffley Lock, and he could out-slang the boldest bargeman.
Why, only last term, just before I was rusticated, that is, I mean just before I had the measles, ha, ha--there was me and Ringwood of Christchurch, Bob Ringwood, Lord Cinqbars' son, having our beer at the Bell at Blenheim, when the Banbury bargeman offered to fight either of us for a bowl of punch.
He informed me that his father was a bargeman, and walked, in a black velvet head-dress, in the Lord Mayor's Show.
This illustrated oral memoir details a bygone era on the River Ouse in Yorkshire, offering the recollections of bargeman Laurie Dews of Selby, the last generation of a family of bargemen on the Yorkshire Ouse.
You might also remember he played a bargeman in the 1988 TV sitcom The River.
The spirit of a Victorian bargeman Gasworks Street, which links the town centre with the John Smith's Stadium, is home to a club whose drinkers have reported seeing a hunched figure known as Old Joe.