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supercargo

[ soo-per-kahr-goh, soo-per-kahr- ]
/ 藢su p蓹r藞k蓱r go蕣, 藞su p蓹r藢k蓱r- /
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noun, plural su路per路car路goes, su路per路car路gos.
a merchant-ship officer who is in charge of the cargo and the commercial concerns of the voyage.
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Origin of supercargo

1690鈥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
/ (藢su藧p蓹藞k蓱藧伞蓹蕣) /

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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