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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cargo \Car"go\, n.; pl. Cargoes. [Sp. cargo, carga, burden, load, from cargar to load, from cargar to load, charge, See Charge.] The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight. [1913 Webster] Cargoes of food or clothing. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster] Note: The term cargo, in law, is usually applied to goods only, and not to live animals or persons. --Burill. [1913 Webster]