common carrier Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “common carrier” in the English Dictionary

"common carrier" in Business English

See all translations

common carriernoun [C]

uk   us  
(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.
(Definition of common carrier from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of common carrier?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“common carrier” in Business English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More