a single-decked ship designed to carry dry cargoes, as grain or coal, in bulk form.
Origin of bulk carrier
First recorded in 1955–60
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a ship that carries unpackaged cargo, usually consisting of a single dry commodity, such as coal or grainAlso called: bulker
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