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carrier

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkæriər/
TRANSPORT a company that transports goods or people from one place to another: The company loses fewer drivers because it is a shorter-haul carrier whose drivers are typically away overnight rather than weeks on end. Sioux Railway is the ninth largest rail carrier in the nation.
TRANSPORT a company that operates aircraft: The Dallas-based carrier will offer same-plane service with one or more stops to 27 cities. Etihad Airways is Abu Dhabi's national carrier. low-cost/low-fare/no-frills carrier
INSURANCE a company or organization that provides insurance: The company will pay $2 million of the settlement, with the rest from its insurance carrier and other parties.
COMMUNICATIONS a company that provides a communications service such as a phone, television, or internet service: Number portability allows you to transfer your existing cell phone number to a new carrier. a mobile/mobile phone/cellphone carrier In 1984 AT&T became the largest long-distance carrier.
→  See also bulk carrier , common carrier , contract carrier , free carrier , limited carrier , private carrier , public carrier
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