However, it just as easily could have happened on United, US Airways, or any other carrier.
The Journal notes that “the iPhone 5C will cost about $733 without a carrier subsidy in China.”
My sister was interested in what we discovered and we wondered if she, too, might be a carrier for one of the breast cancer genes.
late 14c., agent noun from carry (v.). Meaning "person or animal that carries and disseminates infection without suffering obvious disease" is from 1899; genetic sense is 1933. As a short form of aircraft carrier it dates from 1917. Carrier pigeon is from 1640s.
carrier car·ri·er (kār'ē-ər)
A person or an animal that shows no symptoms of a disease but harbors the infectious agent of that disease and is capable of transmitting it to others.
A compound capable of transferring a hydrogen atom from one compound to another.
A quantity of naturally occurring element added to a minute amount of pure isotope, especially a radioactive one, to facilitate the chemical handling of the isotope.
An individual that carries, but does not express, a gene for a particular recessive trait, yet when mated with another carrier, can produce offspring that do.