pl. -·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.