Supercargo meaning

so͝o'pər-kär'gō
An officer on a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase.
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An officer on a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo and the business dealings of the voyage.
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An officer on board a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo.
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Origin of supercargo

  • Alteration (influenced by super–) of supracargo alteration (influenced by supra–) of Spanish sobrecargo sobre- over (from Latin super- super–) cargo cargo cargo
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition