Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

Alteration (influenced by super-) of supracargo, alteration (influenced by supra-) of Spanish sobrecargo : sobre-, over (from Latin super-; see super-) + cargo, cargo; see cargo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.