common carrier

noun

Definition of common carrier

:a business or agency that is available to the public for transportation of persons, goods, or messages

First Known Use of common carrier

15th century


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common carrier

noun

legal Definition of common carrier

:a business or agency that is available to the public for transportation of persons, goods, or messages — compare contract carrier

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