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general cargo

[ jen-er-uhl kahr-goh ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ər əl ˈkɑr goʊ /
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noun Transportation.

goods that are shipped as components, loaded and unloaded piece by piece, transported in individual barrels, drums, crates, etc., or on pallets; break bulk cargo: Our stowage methods for household appliances, automotive parts, farm equipment, and other general cargo follow a strict code of practice.

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Origin of general cargo

First recorded in 1835–40
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