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supercargo

[soo-per-kahr-goh, soo-per-kahr-] /ˌsu pərˈkɑr goʊ, ˈsu pərˌkɑr-/
noun, plural supercargoes, supercargos.
1.
a merchant-ship officer who is in charge of the cargo and the commercial concerns of the voyage.
Origin
1690-1700
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/
noun (pl) -goes
1.
an officer on a merchant ship who supervises commercial matters and is in charge of the cargo
Word Origin
C17: changed from Spanish sobrecargo, from sobre over (from Latin super) + cargocargo
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