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noun [C]     /ˈpæsəndʒər/
TRANSPORT a person who is travelling in a vehicle, or on a train or plane, but is not driving it, flying it, or working on it: Airlines report that passenger numbers are down. The report said light trucks on average emit 38 percent more carbon dioxide than passenger cars. airline/rail/car passengers a passenger jet/flight/plane
UK informal WORKPLACE someone who does not work as hard as others in a group: Most modern law firms realise that they simply cannot afford to carry any passengers
(Definition of passenger noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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