nounpl. -·goes or -·gos
an officer on a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo and the business dealings of the voyage
Origin of supercargoearlier supracargo from Spanish sobrecargo from sobre, over ( from Classical Latin super: see super-) + cargo, cargo
nounpl. su·per·car·goes, or su·per·car·gos
An officer on a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase.
Origin of supercargoAlteration (influenced by super- ) of supracargo alteration (influenced by supra- ) of Spanish sobrecargo sobre- over ( from Latin super- ; see super- . ) cargo cargo ; see cargo .