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carrier

 
Noun carrier has 10 senses
  1. carrier, bearer, toter - someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"
    --1 is a kind of traveler, traveller
    Derived form: verb carry1
  2. carrier - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"
    --2 is a kind of
    self-propelled vehicle
    Derived form: verb carry1
  3. aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carrier - a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take-offs and landings
    --3 is a kind of warship, war vessel, combat ship
    --3 has parts: arrester, arrester hook; flight deck, landing deck
    Derived form: verb carry1
  4. carrier - 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
    --4 is a kind of
    chemical
  5. carrier, common carrier - a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
    --5 is a kind of business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation
    --5 has particulars: line
    Derived form: verb carry1
  6. carrier wave, carrier - a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
    --6 is a kind of radio wave, radio emission, radio radiation
    Derived form: verb carry3
  7. mailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carrier, carrier - a man who delivers the mail
    --7 is a kind of deliveryman, delivery boy, deliverer
  8. carrier, newsboy - a boy who delivers newspapers
    --8 is a kind of deliveryman, delivery boy, deliverer
  9. carrier, immune carrier - a person who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
    --9 is a kind of immune; vector, transmitter
    --9 has particulars: Mallon, Mary Mallon, Typhoid Mary
    Derived form: verb carry18
  10. carrier - a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
    --10 is a kind of
    rack
    --10 has particulars:
     bomb rack; luggage carrier; luggage rack, roof rack; ski rack
    Derived form: verb carry5
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