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See also: Carrier
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkæ.ɹɪ.ə/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkæ.ɹɪ.ɚ/, /ˈkɛ-/
- Rhymes: -æɹiə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: car‧ri‧er
carrier (plural carriers)
- A person or object that carries someone or something else.
- 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect, Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, →OCLC, PC, scene: Starships: Carriers Codex entry:
- In fleet combat, carriers stay clear of battle, launching fighters bearing disruptor torpedoes. Fighters are the primary striking power of the ship; if a carrier enters mass accelerator range of the enemy, things have gone very wrong.
It is possible to recover and rearm fighters during combat, though most carriers seal the flight deck and try to stay out of the way. The flight deck is essentially a corridor through the armor and into the heart of the vessel. A single well-placed torpedo is enough to gut a carrier.
Alliance carriers are named after great leaders, artists, and intellectuals from human history.
- Ellipsis of .
- 1999 March, Eugene Cernan, Don Davis, The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space, 1st edition, New York: St. Martin's Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, page 29:
- Two weeks later, I reported to Pensacola, Florida, for duty aboard CV-48, the USS Saipan, a boxy old carrier the Navy retired from fleet duty and reassigned for use in training.
- A carrier pigeon.
- A person or company in the business of shipping freight.
- A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information.
- (telecommunications) A mobile network operator; wireless carrier.
- (aviation) A certified airline.
- 2013 December 22, Jad Mouawad, Martha C. White, New York Times, retrieved 23 December 2013:
- Southwest, the nation’s largest domestic carrier, is installing seats with less cushion and thinner materials — a svelte model known in the business as “slim-line.”
- (engineering) That which drives or carries.
- A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the faceplate; a lathe dog.
- A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine.
- A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.
- A movable piece in a planetary gear train.
- (chemistry) A catalyst or other intermediary in a chemical reaction.
- (genetics, pathology) A person or other organism that has a genetic trait, mutation or infection liable to cause a disease, but displays no symptoms.
- (physics, electronics) A charge carrier.
- (art, manufacturing) A liquid or gas used as a medium for another substance.
- linseed oil used as the carrier for pigment in oil painting
- inert carrier gas, which transports a chemical reactant
- air carrier
- aircraft carrier
- airship carrier
- amalgam carrier
- armored personnel carrier
- armoured personnel carrier
- baby carrier
- ball carrier
- balloon carrier
- banner carrier
- bicycle carrier
- bulk carrier
- car carrier
- carrier bag
- carrier fluid
- carrier gas
- carrier oil
- carrier pigeon
- carrier protein
- carrier wave
- cash carrier
- charge carrier
- child carrier
- common carrier
- electron carrier
- energy carrier
- English Carrier
- escort carrier
- first-level carrier
- flag carrier
- fleet carrier
- helicopter carrier
- hod carrier
- ion carrier
- jeep carrier
- lathe carrier
- letter carrier
- light carrier
- local exchange carrier
- low cost carrier
- mail carrier
- obligate carrier
- old English carrier
- people carrier
- pet carrier
- plating carrier
- seaplane carrier
- second-level carrier
- spear carrier
- straddle carrier
- third-level carrier
- troop carrier
- ultra large crude carrier
- ultra low cost carrier
- very large crude carrier
- water carrier
person or object that carries someone or something else
company in the business of shipping freight
signal modulated to transmit information
person or organism that has inherited a trait or disease but displays no symptoms