Definition of cargo
: 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
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 of cargo from the Web
This weekend, Oscar winner and walking neck-beard Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted strolling around New York City with a purple plastic bag tied around a sweater, tied around some hard-working cargo shorts.
The tank was part of a shipment lost when the cargo ship SS Thomas Donaldson was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in 1945.
There’s also an environmental advantage: The metal or wood required for the old technique requires fuel-intensive cargo plane flights, and is many times heavier than the balloons.
The KC-130 is used to refuel aircraft in flight and transport cargo and troops.
Agents found 75 bundles of meth that weighed about 75 pounds and two packages of an unknown substance in the cargo area of the car, Border Patrol officials said.
News, the pair coordinated in matching cargo pants and graphic T-shirts, and had their arms around each other.
The service also screens passengers on cruise ships and the crews of foreign cargo vessels entering the United States.
The cargo train, which Darlin and most other migrants ride, runs from southern to northern Mexico, is known by migrants as La Bestia (The Beast) and El Tren de la Muerte (The Death Train).
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CARGO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cargo for English Language Learners
: something that is carried from one place to another by boat, airplane, etc.
CARGO Defined for Kids
Definition of cargo for Students
: the goods carried by a ship, airplane, or vehicle
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