What does the word supercargo mean?

Usage examples for supercargo

  1. Ask him who is here- our supercargo- if I lie. – By Reef and Palm by Louis Becke
  2. The supercargo took a step nearer to him with a savage glare in his blue eyes. – By Reef and Palm by Louis Becke
  3. Three several times Tripoli was attacked, and, at last, on the 3d of June, 1805, entered into a treaty, by which it was stipulated that the United States should pay sixty thousand dollars for the freedom of two hundred American slaves; and that, in the event of future war between the two countries, prisoners should not be reduced to slavery, but should be exchanged rank for rank; and if there were any deficiency on either side, it should be made up by the payment of five hundred Spanish dollars for each captain, three hundred dollars for each mate and supercargo, and one hundred dollars for each seaman. – White Slavery in the Barbary States by Charles Sumner