noun, plural car·goes, car·gos.
Origin of cargo
Examples from the Web for cargo
Thus it attracted a wave of cowboy operators to fly passengers and cargo between cities.
Shirtless bros with pillowy lips and cargo pants pulled down to expose tufts of pubic hair.Abercrombie & Ditch: The Fall of the House of Tween|Lizzie Crocker|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over time, the clientele began to shift and their cargo needs evolved.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.|Abby Haglage|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We watch U.S. cargo planes, helicopters and drones take off and land.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Minutes after landing in Bumba and unloading the cargo, the pilots and their plane vanished.
And was the four-funnelled, twin-screwed Parana but a ghostly ship bearing a cargo of haunted souls into their earthly purgatory?The Wild Olive|Basil King
That cargo was landed, and in those days an English captain of a tea ship might well be proud of having performed such a feat.Stories of New Jersey|Frank Richard Stockton
The night was intensely dark, and very little of the cargo had been landed, when the wind rose, with a heavy sea.Self-Help|Samuel Smiles
As to the unmarketable nature of his cargo, that specious plea is flatly disproved by the ship's manifest.An Old New Zealander|T. Lindsay Buick
Meantime, when you have a cargo of salmon, you might run them in to us.Poor Man's Rock|Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for cargo
noun plural -goes or -gos
- goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; freight
- (as modifier)a cargo vessel
Word Origin for cargo
Word Origin and History for cargo
1650s, "freight loaded on a ship," from Spanish cargo "burden," from cargar "to load, impose taxes," from Late Latin carricare "to load on a cart" (see charge (v.)). South Pacific cargo cult is from 1949. Cargo pants attested from 1977.