Part of speech: noun

Goods and merchandise taken on board of a vessel; lading; load.

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Usage examples "cargo":

  1. I immediately furnished the boat with an ample supply both of fresh meat and vegetables, and having completed its little cargo, it proceeded again to sea forthwith. - "A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2", Otto von Kotzebue.
  2. Having completed the business, he hurried away to the shipping- office, and was fortunate enough to secure the services of a very promising- looking mate, who undertook to establish himself on board forthwith, so as to be on the spot in readiness to receive the cargo as it came down to the ship. - "The Voyage of the Aurora", Harry Collingwood.
  3. At last, with a full cargo, though some died on board, we came in here. - "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.