cargo

noun
car·​go | \ ˈkär-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce cargo (audio) \
plural cargoes or cargos

Definition of cargo

: the goods or merchandise conveyed in a ship, airplane, or vehicle : freight Dock workers were unloading the ship's cargo.

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Examples of cargo in a Sentence

The ship was carrying a cargo of crude oil. we put all of our cargo on the pack animals and began our journey through the canyon
Recent Examples on the Web Shipping companies have rerouted other freight to nearby ports in China, creating further congestion and introducing extensions on delivery times, as the cargo needs to travel further. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 18 June 2021 The solar arrays arrived at the space station on June 5 after launching on the 22nd SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply mission. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 16 June 2021 The Post obtained a copy of the manifest for the ship, which details all of the cargo on board. Washington Post, 15 June 2021 Some of the high-priority cargo was moved by air as D-Day approached. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 6 June 2021 The space-venturing company will be sending up the cargo with its Dragon spacecraft containing crucial experiments such as squids. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 3 June 2021 Garg: We are allowed to charge for the regular cargo. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 2 June 2021 In September 1793, Algerine pirates attacked the Polly, an American ship, stole the cargo, stripped the crews of their clothing, and enslaved them. David F. Eisner, National Review, 31 May 2021 And the matching cargo barriers only work in combination with the drawers. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of cargo

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cargo

Spanish, load, charge, from cargar to load, from Late Latin carricare — more at charge entry 1

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22 Jun 2021

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“Cargo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cargo. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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cargo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cargo

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

cargo

noun
car·​go | \ ˈkär-gō How to pronounce cargo (audio) \
plural cargoes or cargos

Kids Definition of cargo

: the goods carried by a ship, airplane, or vehicle

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