What is the difference between Barge and Feeder?

The difference between barge and feeder

is that "barge" is a large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo and "feeder" is one who feeds, or gives food to another.




  • 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.


  • lighter


  • admiral’s barge
  • dumb barge
  • rowbarge
  • row barge


  • To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.
  • (transitive) To push someone.


  • In making this extension, the Metropolitan also built a connection from Farringdon Street towards an overground railway that had just barged its way into the City from Kent. This railway was the London, Chatham & Dover.
  • The home side were professionally going about their business and were denied a spot-kick when Dunne clumsily barged Nani off the ball.


  • One who feeds, or gives food to another.
  • One who feeds, or takes in food.
  • One who, or that which, feeds material into something.
  • That which is used to feed.
  • A tributary stream, especially of a canal.
  • A branch line of a railway.
  • A transmission line that feeds the electricity for an electricity substation, or for a transmitter.
  • (education) A feeder school.
  • (shipbuilding, navigation) A feeder ship.
  • (US, law) A judge whose law clerks are often selected to become clerks for the Supreme Court.
  • (video games, derogatory) A player whose character is killed by the opposing player or team more than once, deliberately or through lack of skills and experience, thus helping the opposing side.
  • (obsolete) One who abets another.
  • (obsolete) A parasite.


  • Often similes such as ‘soft as velvet’ or ‘fluffy like a cloud’ will be employed and the feeder will describe how he feels he can be lost in the enveloping folds of soft flesh.
  • The patch is kind enough, but a huge feeder,
  • Snail-slow in profit, and he sleeps by day
  • More than the wild-cat; […]
  • There are many who are dietarians in theory, but liberal feeders in practice. They suppose or maintain that it is a duty to deny oneself of all luxuries at the table, but practically they take the best that they can get.
  • When the claxon sounded they immediately stopped what they were doing and uncovered the Oerlikon. Paddy, who was ammunition feeder, stood by while Jock trained the 20mm gun around.
  • a bird feeder
  • The surface of the Balaton and the surrounding marshes is not less than 24 German square miles, or 384 English square miles; its principal feeder is the Szala, but all the water it receives appears inconsiderable relatively to its superficial extent, and the quantity lost in evaporation.