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  • A person or object that carries something else. (aircraft carrier, armored personnel carrier)
  • A company in the business of shipping freight.
  • A person or animal that transmits a disease to others without itself contracting the disease.
  • A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Car"ri*er (?), n. [From Carry.] 1. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.

The air which is but . . . a carrier of the sounds.
Bacon.

2. One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster.

The roads are crowded with carriers, laden with rich manufactures.
Swift.

3. (Mach.) That which drives or carries; as: (a) A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the face plate; a lathe dog. (b) A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine. (c) A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.

Carrier pigeon(Zoöl.), a variety of the domestic pigeon used to convey letters from a distant point to to its home. -- Carrier shell(Zoöl.), a univalve shell of the genus Phorus; -- so called because it fastens bits of stones and broken shells to its own shell, to such an extent as almost to conceal it. -- Common carrier(Law.)See under Common, a.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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