An officer on a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase.(noun)
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Use "supercargo" in a sentence
"The supercargo was the brother of the Mr. S----, whose death in Jamaica the reader will not have forgotten, and he gave me a hearty welcome."
"The captain, the agent, and the supercargo were ashore in the two boats."
"There was some subterfuge about our position on board -- I forget the particulars now -- I was called the supercargo and Pollack was the steward."