supercargo

supercargo

[soo-per-kahr-goh, soo-per-kahr-]
noun, plural supercargoes, supercargos.
a merchant-ship officer who is in charge of the cargo and the commercial concerns of the voyage.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Spanish sobrecargo, with sobre- over (< Latin super) Latinized; replacing supracargo (with supra- for Spanish sobre-); see cargo

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supercargo (ˌsuːpəˈkɑːɡəʊ)
 
n , pl -goes
an officer on a merchant ship who supervises commercial matters and is in charge of the cargo
 
[C17: changed from Spanish sobrecargo, from sobre over (from Latin super) + cargocargo]

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