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Carrier - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Carrier' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Carrier [ n.]
- One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.
- One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster.
- That which drives or carries; as: (a) A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the face plate; a lathe dog. (b) A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine. (c) A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.

Meaning of 'Carrier' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . carrier [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
Example in sentence:
  • refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business
Meaning (2):
- someone whose employment involves carrying something
Example in sentence:
  • the bonds were transmitted by carrier