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Carrier Definition

Noun: carrier  ker-ee-ur [N. Amer], ka-ree-u(r) [Brit]

  1. Someone whose employment involves carrying something
    "the bonds were transmitted by carrier";
    - bearer, toter
  2. A self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
    "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"
  3. A large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
    - aircraft carrier, flattop [US], attack aircraft carrier
  4. An inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction
  5. A person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
    - common carrier
  6. A radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
    - carrier wave
  7. A man who delivers the mail
    - mailman [N. Amer], postman, mail carrier [N. Amer], letter carrier [N. Amer], postie [Brit]
  8. A boy who delivers newspapers
    - newsboy
  9. A rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage, skis or the like
  10. (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
    - immune carrier
  11. (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring

Anagrams created from the word carrier

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