n.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.
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
(Zool.) a variety of the domestic pigeon used to convey letters from a distant point to to its home.
Carrier shell
(Zool.) 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.
Noun1.Carriercarrier - someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"
Synonyms: bearer, toter
2.carrier - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"
3.Carriercarrier - a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take-offs and landings
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
5.carrier - a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
Synonyms: common carrier
6.carrier - a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
Synonyms: carrier wave
7.Carriercarrier - a man who delivers the mail
8.Carriercarrier - a boy who delivers newspapers
Synonyms: newsboy
9.carrier - a person who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
Synonyms: immune carrier
10.carrier - a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
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Translate Carrier to Spanish, Translate Carrier to German, Translate Carrier to French
carriage bolt
carriage dog
Carriage horse
carriage house
Carriage porch
carriage return
carriage trade
carriage wrench
carrick bend
carrick bitt
Carrick bitts
-- Carrier --
carrier bag
carrier electrophoresis
carrier pigeon
carrier scanner
Carrier shell
carrier signal
carrier wave
Carrierless Amplitude/Phase Modulation
Carrion beetle
Carrion buzzard
carrion crow
carrion flower
carrion fungus
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