- 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
Synonyms for cargo
Related Words for cargoesload, goods, freight, consignment, shipment, payload, merchandise, lading, haul, contents, burden, ware, tonnage, shipload
Examples from the Web for cargoes
Historical Examples of cargoes
Cargoes of army stores were transported between Buffalo and Detroit.
Six of them returned with cargoes of crockery, bar iron, pig iron, and salt.
All of the Cleveland fleet disposed of their cargoes to good advantage.
The submarines, or at least their cargoes, must reach Berlin by some secret passage.City of Endless Night
They say,” said Moyne, “that some of the cargoes have been landed here under your windows.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
- goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; freight
- (as modifier)a cargo vessel
- any loadthe train pulled in with its cargo of new arrivals
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.