noun, plural cargoes, cargos.
the lading or freight of a ship, airplane, etc.
cargos, pants or shorts having several cargo pockets to hold bulky gear and small items.
of or denoting a style of pants or shorts with cargo pockets.

1640–50; < Spanish: a load, noun derivative of cargar to load < Late Latin carricāre; see charge

1. See freight. 2. burden. Unabridged
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cargo (ˈkɑːɡəʊ)
n , pl -goes, -gos
1.  a.  goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; freight
 b.  (as modifier): a cargo vessel
2.  any load: the train pulled in with its cargo of new arrivals
[C17: from Spanish: from cargar to load, from Late Latin carricāre to load a vehicle, from carruscar]

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Word Origin & History

1657, from Sp. cargo "burden," from cargar "to load, impose taxes," from L.L. carricare "to load on a cart" (see charge). South Pacific cargo cult is from 1949.
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Example sentences
There's more than a little touch of cargo cult and ghost dance dreaming here.
Some of the world's leading airlines are under investigation for alleged
  price-fixing by their cargo divisions.
Large boats have tanks in their hulls that are filled with seawater to
  counterbalance cargo weight.
Those bath toys and sneakers have come from container ships that lost their
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