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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An officer on a merchant ship in charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase.

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  • The captain, the agent, and the supercargo were ashore in the two boats.
  • A supercargo is a position in the ship's crew analogous to the ship's clerk.
  • A "supercargo" was an officer of a merchant ship who was entrusted with the sale of the cargo and other commercial transactions.
  • Bantum was second supercargo; Janstins first pilot. for more
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