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

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One appears to be a skinny man with dreadlocks wearing a white T-shirt and tan cargo shorts. Molly Hudson, azcentral, "Man dies after shooting in south Phoenix," 10 July 2019 He was last seen wearing a T-shirt, cargo shorts and a baseball cap. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "Watch: Police release footage of Palo Alto groping suspect," 3 July 2019 Travelers motivated enough to make reservations and ditch their cargo shorts can book into the Blind Rabbit, a speakeasy with a dress code, housed in Anaheim Packing District. Jim Webster, Twin Cities, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too," 29 June 2019 Gronkowski, on the other hand, opted for a more casual look of a white henley and gray cargo shorts. Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, "Julian Edelman’s message in his documentary: ‘Tough times don’t last, tough people do’," 28 June 2019 Travelers motivated enough to make reservations and ditch their cargo shorts can book into the Blind Rabbit, a speakeasy with a dress code, housed in Anaheim Packing District. Noy Thrupkaew And Jim Webster, Houston Chronicle, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too," 28 June 2019 Travelers motivated enough to make reservations and ditch their cargo shorts can book into the Blind Rabbit , a speakeasy with a dress code, housed in Anaheim Packing District. Noy Thrupkaew, Washington Post, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too.," 21 June 2019 Total Expert Score: n/a | Consumer Score: n/a A versatile, hybrid rooftop tent and cargo box with durable hardshell construction. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best Rooftop Tents for Far-Out (and Closer-to-Home) Adventures," 26 Apr. 2019 Originally designed as a cargo box to hold mountain bikes, the 240-pound watertight fiberglass box attaches to your hitch—class two or higher—and provides about 60 cubic feet of storage while driving. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Tiny expandable camper costs just $4,500," 6 July 2018

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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

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The first known use of cargo was in 1657

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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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