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barge +‎ -man

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bargeman (plural bargemen)

  1. A member of the crew of a barge.
    • 2017, David Lewis, River Ouse Bargeman: A Lifetime on the Yorkshire Ouse, page 38:
      Laurie still has Sam's work log from 1919–1934, a fifty-page volume documenting Sam's day-to-day experiences and serves well to show the kind of working conditions an Ouse bargeman endured in the 1920s.
  2. A barge owner, maintainer, or captain of a barge.
  3. (nautical, slang) A large white maggot that frequently infested ship's biscuits; most likely a larva of the cadelle beetle, Tenebroides mauritanicus.

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