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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An officer on a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person in a merchant ship whose business is to manage the sales and superintend all the commercial concerns of the voyage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An officer or person in a merchant ship, whose duty is to manage the sales, and superintend the commercial concerns, of the voyage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An officer on board a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an officer on a merchant ship in charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration (influenced by super–) of supracargo, alteration (influenced by supra–) of Spanish sobrecargo : sobre-, over (from Latin super-; see super–) + cargo, cargo; see cargo.]

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