Definition of bulk carrier in English:

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bulk carrier

Pronunciation: /ˈbəlk ˌkerēər/

noun

A ship that carries nonliquid cargoes such as grain or ore in bulk.
Example sentences
  • The breakthrough comes almost three weeks after the bulk carrier ran aground just off the coast between Bhirha and Hamburg on June 7.
  • This 160,000 ton bulk carrier hit the Stags reef in 1986.
  • On 12 January 2003, the MV Dorine, a Polish bulk carrier flying the flag of Cyprus, berthed in Bell Bay, Launceston.

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Syllabification: bulk car·ri·er

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