Cargo definition

kärgō
The definition of cargo means items that are carried in a ship, train, truck, plane, etc.

An example of cargo is a combination of plumbing parts carried to its destination on a plane.

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The load of commodities carried by a ship, airplane, truck, etc.; freight.
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The freight carried by a ship, an aircraft, or another vehicle.
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Freight carried by a ship, aircraft etc.
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(Papua New Guinea) Western material goods.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cargo
Plural:
cargoes, cargos

Origin of cargo

  • Spanish from cargar to load from Late Latin carricāre from Latin carrus a Gallic type of wagon kers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish cargo (“load, burden”), from cargar (“to load”), from Late Latin carricare.

    From Wiktionary