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noun (Plural: cargos or cargoes)
  1. freight, Freight carried by a ship, aircraft etc.
    • 1806, James Harrison, The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson
    • :""her whole and entire ; and, also, all such other cargoes and property as may have been landed in the island of Teneriffe,""
    • 1913, Nephi Anderson, Story of Chester Lawrence,
    • : ""but human life is worth more than ships or cargos."
      1. (Papua New Guinea) Western material goods.
    • 1995, Martha Kaplan, Neither Cargo Nor Cult: Ritual Politics and the Colonial Imagination in Fiji, Duke University Press, page xi
    • : "They wrote of Pacific people with millenarian (and sometimes anti-colonial) expectations who used magical means to get western things (hence the term "" cult)."
Etymology: From cargar ("to load"), from carricare.


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