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noun [C] uk   /ˈkær.i.ər/  us   /ˈker.i.ɚ/

carrier noun [C] (TRANSPORT)

a person or thing that carries something a company that operates aircraft used as a combining form, especially in phrases that refer to military vehicles of a type that carry other vehicles or groups of soldiers: an armoured troop-carrier a freight carrier informal for aircraft carrier

carrier noun [C] (BAG)

UK (also carrier bag) (US shopping bag) a large plastic or paper bag with handles, used to carry things that you have bought, especially one given to you in a shop

carrier noun [C] (SPREAD)

someone who does not suffer from a disease but has the infection or genetic fault that causes it and can give the disease to someone else: There are an estimated 1.5 million HIV carriers in the country.
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