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common carriernoun [C]

uk   us  
(also public carrier) TRANSPORT, COMMERCE a ​company that ​providesregularservices to the ​generalpublictransportingpeople or ​goods: The ​amendment says the ​penalties do not ​apply to common ​carriers such as ​commercial bus ​services or ​airplanes.
COMMUNICATIONS a ​company that ​providesregularcommunicationsservices to the ​generalpublic, ​includingtelephone, radio, etc.: The ​telephoneoperator says it ​plans to ​move into ​international and ​localcallservices within the next few ​years by ​seeking tie-ups with other common ​carriers.
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