Meaning of “cargo” in the English Dictionary

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"cargo" in British English

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cargonoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkɑː.ɡəʊ/ us /ˈkɑːr.ɡoʊ/ plural cargoes or cargos

C2 the goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other large vehicle:

a cargo ship/plane
The ship was carrying a cargo of wood.

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(Definition of “cargo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cargo" in American English

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cargonoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɑr·ɡoʊ/ plural cargoes or cargos

goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle:

[ U ] The department inspects cargo coming into Hawaii.

(Definition of “cargo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cargo" in Business English

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cargonoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkɑːɡəʊ/ us plural cargoes, cargos

TRANSPORT, COMMERCE the goods carried by a ship, plane, or other large vehicle:

carry/handle/transport a cargo TCL Carriers Ltd was the operator of the vessel on which the cargo was carried.
load/unload/discharge a cargo The costs of loading and discharging the cargo are not included.
a cargo of sth The ship was carrying a cargo of wool.
a cargo ship/vessel/plane
cargo space/capacity Soft bags are recommended because of limited cargo space on the aircraft.

(Definition of “cargo” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)