noun, plural car·goes, car·gos.
Origin of cargo
Examples from the Web for cargoes
A plant did exist, but it was nothing more than a storage warehouse at which the motor trucks unloaded their cargoes.The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards|Gerald Breckenridge
Can she give back the plunder of St Eustatia, or the cargoes of the Indiamen divided among the captors?
There was a good landing place, and an easy path up the cliff, and he knew that cargoes had been more than once run here.With Wolfe in Canada|G. A. Henty
For if he had that, thought he, he would not have to sail far off over dangerous waters after cargoes of salt.The Younger Edda|Snorre
At Yarmouth there were several wrecks, and for miles the shore was strewn with remains of cargoes and portions of vessels.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
British Dictionary definitions for cargoes
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 cargoes
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.