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Meaning of LIGHTER

Pronunciation:  'lItur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
  2. [n]  a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
  3. [n]  a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
  4. [v]  transport by lighter
 

LIGHTER is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: barge, flatboat, hoy, igniter, igniter, ignitor, ignitor, light
 
 See Also: boat, cigar lighter, cigarette lighter, combustible, combustible material, device, dredger, firelighter, friction match, fuel, fuse, fusee, fuze, fuzee, houseboat, kindling, lucifer, match, Norfolk wherry, pocket lighter, pontoon, primer, priming, punk, scow, spunk, tinder, touchwood, transport, wherry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Light"er\ (l[imac]t"[~e]r), n.
    One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps.
    
    
  2. \Light"er\, n. [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See {Light}
    not heavy.] (Naut.)
    A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading
    vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of
    shipment or delivery.
    
    {Lighter screw} (Mach.), a screw for adjusting the distance
       between the stones in a grinding mill by raising or
       lowering the bridgetree.
    
    
  3. \Light"er\, v. t.
    To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to
    lighter the cargo of a ship.
    
    
 

 

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