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Dictionary definition for: Carrier

1. (n) someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"

2. (n) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"

3. (n) a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take-offs and landings

4. (n) 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

5. (n) a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

6. (n) a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal

7. (n) a man who delivers the mail

8. (n) a boy who delivers newspapers

9. (n) a person who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others

10. (n) a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like

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