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cargo

[kahr-goh] /ˈkɑr goʊ/
noun, plural cargoes, cargos.
1.
the lading or freight of a ship, airplane, etc.
2.
load.
3.
cargos, pants or shorts having several cargo pockets to hold bulky gear and small items.
adjective
4.
of or denoting a style of pants or shorts with cargo pockets.
Origin of cargo
1640-1650
1640-50; < Spanish: a load, noun derivative of cargar to load < Late Latin carricāre; see charge
Synonyms
1. See freight. 2. burden.
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cargo

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

n.

1650s, "freight loaded on a ship," from Spanish cargo "burden," from cargar "to load, impose taxes," from Late Latin carricare "to load on a cart" (see charge (v.)). South Pacific cargo cult is from 1949. Cargo pants attested from 1977.

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