Definition of "cargo" []

  • The freight carried by a ship, an aircraft, or another vehicle. (noun)
  • Goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; freight (noun)

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  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any load (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cargo" in a sentence
  • "So impressed, in fact, that a new religion was born out of the old beliefs: the worship of ‘cargo’ cargo is pidgin for goods of any kind."
  • "The freight cars get priority, * even though their cargo is usually a little less time sensitive than people."
  • "University of Sheffield is developing what it calls a cargo-screening ferret that uses a combination of laser and fiber-optic technology to sniff out the tiniest traces of drugs, weapons, explosives and even illegal immigrants."