From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
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.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
177 Moby Thesaurus words for "carrier": Aquarius, Ganymede, Hebe, Hermes, Iris, Mercury, Paul Revere, Pheidippides, advocate, aerial infection, airborne infection, aircraft, aircraft carrier, alpenstock, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bearer, bheesty, biological vector, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, busboy, buttress, caddie, cane, cargo handler, carriage, carrier pigeon, carrier wave, carter, cervix, commissionaire, common carrier, communicability, contagion, contagiousness, contamination, conveyance, conveyer, coolie, corset, courier, crook, crutch, cryptogenic infection, cupbearer, diplomatic courier, direct infection, drayman, droplet infection, dust infection, electric wave, electromagnetic wave, emissary, envoy, epidemiology, estafette, express, expressman, flattop, foundation garment, freighter, fulcrum, girdle, go-between, ground wave, gun bearer, guy, guywire, hand infection, hauler, hertzian wave, high-frequency wave, homer, homing pigeon, indirect infection, infection, infectiousness, internuncio, jock, jockstrap, letter carrier, litter-bearer, long wave, low-frequency wave, mail car, mail coach, mail packet, mail train, mail truck, mailer, mailplane, mainstay, maintainer, mast, mechanical vector, medium of transportation, message-bearer, messenger, microwave, neck, nuncio, packet boat, phytogenic infection, pigeon post, porter, post, post boat, post car, post coach, post-horse, post-office car, postboy, poster, postrider, primary infection, prop, pyogenic infection, radio wave, railway mail car, redcap, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, rigging, runner, seaplane carrier, secondary infection, shield-bearer, shipper, shortwave, shoulder, shroud, sky wave, skycap, spine, sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, stevedore, stick, stiffener, strengthener, stretcher-bearer, subclinical infection, support, supporter, sustainer, taint, the Water Bearer, transmitter, transporter, truck driver, trucker, upholder, vector, vehicle, virus, wagoner, walking stick, water boy, water carrier, waterborne infection, watercraft, wavelength, zoogenic infection
From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) [gaz-place]:
Carrier, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 77 Housing Units (2000): 30 Land area (2000): 1.216976 sq. miles (3.151954 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.216976 sq. miles (3.151954 sq. km) FIPS code: 12200 Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 36.476654 N, 98.020572 W ZIP Codes (1990): 73727 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Carrier, OK Carrier
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