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cargo

[ kahr-goh ]
/ ˈkɑr goʊ /
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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.
adjective
of or denoting a style of pants or shorts with cargo pockets.
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Origin of cargo

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

synonym study for cargo

1. See freight.
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British Dictionary definitions for cargo

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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