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n. pl. su·per·car·goes or su·per·car·gos
An officer on a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase.
[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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n, pl -goes
(Nautical Terms) an officer on a merchant ship who supervises commercial matters and is in charge of the cargo
[C17: changed from Spanish sobrecargo, from sobre over (from Latin super) + cargo cargo]
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su•per•car•go(ˌsu pərˈkɑr goʊ, ˈsu pərˌkɑr-)
n., pl. -goes, -gos.
a merchant-ship officer who is in charge of the cargo and the commercial concerns of the voyage.
[1690–1700; < Sp sobrecargo, with sobre- over (< Latin super) Latinized; see cargo]
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Personnel that accompany cargo on board a ship for the purpose of accomplishing en route maintenance and security.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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