cargo

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noun car·go \ˈkär-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of cargo

plural

cargoes

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cargos

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

Examples of cargo in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of cargo

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


First Known Use: 1657

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CARGO Defined for English Language Learners

cargo

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noun car·go \ˈkär-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of cargo for English Language Learners

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


CARGO Defined for Kids

cargo

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noun car·go \ˈkär-gō\

Definition of cargo for Students

plural

cargoes

or

cargos

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



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