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cargo

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noun car·go \ˈkär-(ˌ)gō\

Simple Definition of cargo

  • : something that is carried from one place to another by boat, airplane, etc.

Full Definition of cargo

plural cargoes or cargos

  1. :  the goods or merchandise conveyed in a ship, airplane, or vehicle :  freight

Examples of cargo

  1. The ship was carrying a cargo of crude oil.

  2. <we put all of our cargo on the pack animals and began our journey through the canyon>



Origin of cargo

Spanish, load, charge, from cargar to load, from Late Latin carricare — more at charge


First Known Use: 1657

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