the largest number or amount that a car can hold.
We once took out a carful of supplies to 300 Belgian soldiers.
Golden Lads Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
The afternoon advanced; carful after carful of tourists came down the dusty road, but none of them the ones we so eagerly awaited.
The Campfire Girls Go Motoring Hildegard G. Frey
Occasionally I have been taken for other women; but I never before had any one think that I was a carful.
Among the Humorists and After Dinner Speakers, Vol. I Various
I’m going to take a carful of bride roses around to the Champneys house and put ’em under old Chadwick Champneys’s portrait!
The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
the large central area of the space shuttle orbiter’s fuselage in which payloads and their support equipment are carried. Also called payload bay. Compare bay2 (def 2a).
- Cargo cult programming
cargo cult programming programming, humour A style of (incompetent) programming dominated by ritual inclusion of code or program structures that serve no real purpose. A cargo cult programmer will usually explain the extra code as a way of working around some bug encountered in the past, but usually neither the bug nor the reason the […]
any of various native religious cults of a millenarian and messianic character located in the southwestern Pacific islands, holding that spirits will bring large cargoes of modern goods for distribution among its adherents. noun a religious movement of the SW Pacific, characterized by expectation of the return of spirits in ships or aircraft carrying goods […]
a cargo ship that sails regularly between designated ports according to a published schedule.