supercargo

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supercargo (plural supercargos or supercargoes)

  1. An officer on board a merchant ship who has charge of the cargo.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 58
      [...] and at night, when the boat sailed along easily before a light breeze, and the sailors were gathered on the upper deck, while the captain and the supercargo lolled in deck-chairs, smoking their pipes [...]

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