n. A ship that carries cargo.
n. a ship design to carry cargo [syn: cargo vessel]
A '''cargo ship ''' or freighter is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world's seas and oceans each year, handling the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Today, they are almost always built by welded steel, and with some exceptions generally have a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years before being scrapped.
Usage examples of "cargo ship".
Now the Marietta moved sedately as a laden cargo ship, and the sailors who manned her deck carried no weapons.
But there were hundreds of men in hiding as well as in plain view in the cargo ship from Orede.
Pausing at the replicator while he waited to see if Picard would answer the silly question, Riker found himself fixated on the cargo ship’.
She was a cargo ship and she looked as though she'd taken a hell of a hammering.
The captain had lodged a formal complaint since he had had to wait until the mine superintendent had been able--by increasing the hours of his workforce--to extract enough ore to fill the second ship, as the Emassi of the cargo ship had no wish to return empty of goods and receive reprimands from his superiors.
Here we are in this nice big cargo ship to carry away lots of loot, what with loaders and cargo shuttles and everything and our Khorii to make it all safe as a Federation outpost.
Running her as a cargo ship, under Vatta colors: likely to get us attacked and blown up entirely too soon.
Teams of refugees worked at the crashed cargo ship to open the storage bay wide enough so that Rafel would be able to maneuver the small scout flyer cut into the open.