Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIGHTERS

Lighters were brought alongside, and we began to discharge our flour into them.

There are not lighters enough to work the daily transhipment of 300 tons.

On June 22 and 23 the army was landed by the navy, for it had neither boats nor lighters of its own.

All cargo is taken aboard by lighters or unloaded in the same way.

When they take on fruit it is conveyed on lighters and freighter sloops.

Men who deliver the cargoes of colliers in the river Thames into lighters.

His last bales were no sooner in the lighters than he made for Jidjelli.

Before that time their cargoes were landed in boats and lighters.

It would seem different if there was any one aboard the steamer or lighters.

On the beach the heavy ammunition was being loaded on to lighters.