common carrier

Definitions of common carrier
  1. noun
    a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
    synonyms: carrier
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    a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
    airline, airline business, airway
    a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
    railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system
    line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
    steamship company, steamship line
    a line responsible for the operation of a fleet of steamships
    transit line
    a line providing public transit
    type of:
    business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern
    a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
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