[ kahr-goh ]
/ ˈkɑr goʊ /

noun, plural car·goes, car·gos.

the lading or freight of a ship, airplane, etc.
cargos, pants or shorts having several cargo pockets to hold bulky gear and small items.


of or denoting a style of pants or shorts with cargo pockets.

Origin of cargo

1640–50; < Spanish: a load, noun derivative of cargar to load < Late Latin carricāre; see charge


1 See freight.
2 burden. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cargo

/ (ˈkɑːɡəʊ) /

noun plural -goes or -gos

  1. goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; freight
  2. (as modifier)a cargo vessel
any loadthe train pulled in with its cargo of new arrivals

Word Origin for cargo

C17: from Spanish: from cargar to load, from Late Latin carricāre to load a vehicle, from carrus car
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