Meaning of CARGO in English


/ ˈkɑːgəʊ; NAmE ˈkɑːrgoʊ/ noun

[ C , U ] ( pl. -oes , NAmE also -os ) the goods carried in a ship or plane :

The tanker began to spill its cargo of oil.

a cargo ship



mid 17th cent.: from Spanish cargo , carga , from late Latin carricare , carcare to load, from Latin carrus wheeled vehicle.

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