Carrier - (n.) One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.
Carrier - (n.) One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster.
Carrier - (n.) 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.
Carrier - n. 1 person or thing that carries. 2 transport or freight company. 3 = *carrier bag. 4 framework on a bicycle for luggage or a passenger. 5 person or animal that may transmit disease etc. Without suffering from it. 6 = *aircraft-carrier.
Aircraft-carrier - n. Warship carrying and used as a base for aircraft.
Carrier bag - n. Plastic or paper bag with handles.
Carrier pigeon - n. Pigeon trained to carry messages.
Carrier wave - n. High-frequency electromagnetic wave modulated in amplitude or frequency to convey a signal.
Water-carrier - n. (also water-bearer) (prec. By the) zodiacal sign or constellation aquarius.
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