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
Atop the Falcon rocket is a Dragon capsule loaded with 6,000 pounds of station cargo.
But lighter-than-air travel presents its own challenges, like the need to steady the aircraft by offsetting the weight of cargo once it's offloaded.
This particular Dragon capsule was used during SpaceX’s fourth cargo mission in September 2014.
Even off-spec cargoes can be used for blending or refinery testing, Hamilton said.
This time, just before the missiles hit the water near Japan, a nuclear weapon on one or more of the missiles detonates, downing a few commercial aircraft or sinking some cargo ships.
American cargoes have gone to Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, a notable development given that nearby Qatar is the world’s largest LNG exporter.
His company SpaceX transports cargo for NASA to and from the International Space Station.
Kind of like the Orgy Dome at Burning Man, except more peasant outfits and fewer white people wearing cargo shorts and dreads.
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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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