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
Origin and Etymology of cargo
Spanish, load, charge, from cargar to load, from Late Latin carricare — more at charge
First Known Use: 1657
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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