supercargo

[soo-per-kahr-goh, soo-per-kahr-]
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noun, plural su·per·car·goes, su·per·car·gos.

a merchant-ship officer who is in charge of the cargo and the commercial concerns of the voyage.

Nearby words

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  5. supercar,
  6. supercede,
  7. supercell,
  8. supercharge,
  9. supercharged,
  10. supercharger

Origin of supercargo

1690–1700; < Spanish sobrecargo, with sobre- over (< Latin super) Latinized; replacing supracargo (with supra- for Spanish sobre-); see cargo

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British Dictionary definitions for supercargo

supercargo

noun plural -goes

an officer on a merchant ship who supervises commercial matters and is in charge of the cargo

Word Origin for supercargo

C17: changed from Spanish sobrecargo, from sobre over (from Latin super) + cargo cargo

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