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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carrier  \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}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  variety  of  the  domestic  pigeon 
  used  to  convey  letters  from  a  distant  point  to  to  its 
  home. 
 
  {Carrier  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carrier 
  n  1:  someone  whose  employment  involves  carrying  something  "the 
  bonds  were  transmitted  by  carrier"  [syn:  {bearer},  {toter}] 
  2:  a  vehicle  designed  to  carry  something  "refrigerated 
  carriers  have  revolutionized  the  grocery  business" 
  3:  a  large  warship  that  carries  planes  and  has  a  long  flat  deck 
  for  take-offs  and  landings  [syn:  {aircraft  carrier},  {flattop}, 
  {attack  aircraft  carrier}] 
  4:  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:  a  person  or  firm  in  the  business  of  transporting  people  or 
  goods  or  messages  [syn:  {common  carrier}] 
  6:  a  radio  wave  that  can  be  modulated  in  order  to  transmit  a 
  signal  [syn:  {carrier  wave}] 
  7:  a  man  who  delivers  the  mail  [syn:  {mailman},  {postman},  {mail 
  carrier},  {letter  carrier}] 
  8:  a  boy  who  delivers  newspapers  [syn:  {newsboy}] 
  9:  a  person  who  has  some  pathogen  to  which  they  are  immune  but 
  who  can  pass  it  on  to  others 
  10:  a  rack  attached  to  a  vehicle;  for  carrying  luggage  or  skis 
  or  the  like 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Carrier,  OK  (town,  FIPS  12200) 
  Location:  36.47675  N,  98.01438  W 
  Population  (1990):  171  (74  housing  units) 
  Area:  41.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73727 




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