- a person who carries water, as to a body of troops.
- a pipe, duct, or tank for conveying water.
- a ship that transports goods or persons by waterway or sea routes.
Origin of water carrier
First recorded in 1645–55
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Examples from the Web for water carrier
After this he announced his intention of becoming a water-carrier.Lotus Buds
What would the princess care, if he were a water-carrier's son?The Story of Don Quixote
Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Water not to be had at any price, nor a water-carrier to be seen.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad
The river bore me along; to Akki, the water-carrier, it brought me.
Akki, the water-carrier, in the tenderness of his heart lifted me up.
- informal a football player who is regarded as hard-working and competent but is not a star player
- the Water Carrier the constellation Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac
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