noun (plural cargoes or cargos)[mass noun]
- Goods carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle: transportation of bulk cargo [count noun]: a cargo of oilMore example sentences
- Many of them were dockers who carried heavy loads of cargo while rushing in a great hurry.
- It is very difficult, if not impossible, to compare the rates earned by ships under charter to the Navy Board with those of merchant ships carrying civilian cargoes.
- Usually they're just put off the ship on a lifeboat and the ship and cargo are stolen.
mid 17th century: from Spanish cargo, carga, from late Latin carricare, carcare 'to load', from Latin carrus 'wheeled vehicle'.