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supercargo

noun su·per·car·go \ˌsü-pər-ˈkär-(ˌ)gō, ˈsü-pər-ˌ\

Definition of SUPERCARGO

:  an officer on a merchant ship in charge of the commercial concerns of the voyage

Origin of SUPERCARGO

Spanish sobrecargo, from sobre- over (from Latin super-) + cargo cargo
First Known Use: 1697

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