bulk cargo

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bulk cargo (countable and uncountable, plural bulk cargoes or bulk cargos)

  1. Any cargo, either liquid or dry, that is shipped in volume without being packed into containers.
    • 1945 January and February, T. F. Cameron, “Dock Working”, in Railway Magazine, page 11:
      Almost all modern cranes are electrically operated and a quick-acting type of 30 cwt. capacity is suitable for general cargo, but not powerful enough to operate grabs for discharge of bulk cargoes.

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