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common carrier

noun [C]
 
 
( also public carrier) TRANSPORT, COMMERCE a company that provides regular services to the general public transporting people or goods: The amendment says the penalties do not apply to common carriers such as commercial bus services or airplanes.
COMMUNICATIONS a company that provides regular communications services to the general public, including telephone, radio, etc.: The telephone operator says it plans to move into international and local call services within the next few years by seeking tie-ups with other common carriers.
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