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the lading or freight of a ship, airplane, etc.
cargos, pants or shorts having several cargo pockets to hold bulky gear and small items.
of or denoting a style of pants or shorts with cargo pockets.
Historical Examples

Now they could no longer enter the ports of that or of any other of the West India islands, with their prizes and cargoes.
The Battle of New Orleans Zachary F. Smith

cargoes of army stores were transported between Buffalo and Detroit.
Cleveland Past and Present Maurice Joblin

Then in all haste they unloaded their cargoes and were away again like flitting birds.
Stories of Our Naval Heroes Various

Six of them returned with cargoes of crockery, bar iron, pig iron, and salt.
Cleveland Past and Present Maurice Joblin

There’s three or four American clipper ships in port with cargoes that must be sold, and no demand.
The Gold Hunter’s Adventures William H. Thomes

This was done, and the Dutch lost three ships with their cargoes.
Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate Charles M. Skinner

The ships which were built were not generally employed in our trade, but with their cargoes sent to Europe and sold.
The Loyalists of Massachusetts James H. Stark

Men who deliver the cargoes of colliers in the river Thames into lighters.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

My floor is strewn thick with ribs of ships and skeletons of men; with chests of treasure, bales and casks and cargoes.
The Lady of Lynn Walter Besant

We had believed him to be all right, and he had ready access to our ports with his cargoes.
Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers H. Irving Hancock

noun (pl) -goes, -gos

goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; freight
(as modifier): a cargo vessel

any load: the train pulled in with its cargo of new arrivals

1650s, “freight loaded on a ship,” from Spanish cargo “burden,” from cargar “to load, impose taxes,” from Late Latin carricare “to load on a cart” (see charge (v.)). South Pacific cargo cult is from 1949. Cargo pants attested from 1977.


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