Definition of lighter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlaɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪtər//
    Types of boats and ships
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  1. 1(also cigarette lighter) a small device that produces a flame for lighting cigarettes, etc. He flicked his lighter but it didn’t catch. She pulled out a small silver lighter from her bag.
  2. 2 a boat with a flat bottom used for carrying goods to and from ships in harbour See related entries: Types of boats and ships
  3. Word Originsense 2 late Middle English: from light (in the sense ‘unload’), or from Middle Low German luchter.
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