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noun
Transportation. (in federal regulatory and other legal usage) a carrier offering its services at published rates to all persons for interstate transportation.
a public service or public utility company, as a telephone or telegraph company, engaged in the transmitting of messages for the public.
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Also called carrier.

OTHER WORDS FROM common carrier

com·mon-car·ri·er, adjectivecommon carriage, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for common carrier

common carrier

noun
a person or firm engaged in the business of transporting goods or passengers
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Cultural definitions for common carrier

common carrier

A company or individual providing public transportation on a regular basis in return for a fee that is uniformly charged to all users.

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