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carrier  


      n  
1    a person, thing, or organization employed to carry goods, passengers, etc.  
2    a mechanism by which something is carried or moved, such as a device for transmitting rotation from the faceplate of a lathe to the workpiece  
3      (Pathol)      another name for       vector       3  
4      (Pathol)   a person or animal that, without having any symptoms of a disease, is capable of transmitting it to others  
5      (Also called)    charge carrier     (Physics)   an electron or hole that carries the charge in a conductor or semiconductor  
6       short for       carrier wave  
7      (Chem)  
a    the inert solid on which a dyestuff is adsorbed in forming a lake  
b    a substance, such as kieselguhr or asbestos, used to support a catalyst  
c    an inactive substance containing a radioisotope used in radioactive tracing  
d    an inert gas used to transport the sample through a gas-chromatography column  
e    a catalyst that effects the transfer of an atom or group from one molecule to another  
8       See       aircraft carrier  
9    a breed of domestic fancy pigeon having a large walnut-shaped wattle over the beak; a distinct variety of pigeon from the homing or carrier pigeon  
   See also       carrier pigeon  
10       a U.S. name for       roof rack  


aircraft carrier  
      n   a warship built with an extensive flat deck space for the launch and recovery of aircraft  
bulk carrier  
      n   a ship that carries unpackaged cargo, usually consisting of a single dry commodity, such as coal or grain,   (Also called)    bulker  
carrier bag  
      n     (Brit)   a large paper or plastic bag for carrying shopping  
carrier pigeon  
      n   any homing pigeon, esp. one used for carrying messages  
carrier wave  
      n     (Radio)   a wave of fixed amplitude and frequency that is modulated in amplitude, frequency, or phase in order to carry a signal in radio transmission, etc.  
   See       amplitude modulation       frequency modulation  
charge carrier  
      n   an electron, hole, or ion that transports the electric charge in an electric current  
common carrier  
      n   a person or firm engaged in the business of transporting goods or passengers  
hod carrier  
      n   a labourer who carries the materials in a hod for a plasterer, bricklayer, etc.,   (Also called)    hodman  
majority carrier  
      n   the entity responsible for carrying the greater part of the current in a semiconductor. In n-type semiconductors the majority carriers are electrons; in p-type semiconductors they are positively charged holes  
   Compare       minority carrier  
minority carrier  
      n   the entity responsible for carrying the lesser part of the current in a semiconductor  
   Compare       majority carrier  
people carrier  
      n      another name for       multipurpose vehicle  
suppressed carrier modulation  
      n     (Radio)   an amplitude-modulated wave in which only the sidebands are transmitted, the carrier being removed  
troop carrier  
      n   a vehicle, aircraft, or ship designed for the carriage of troops  
ultralarge crude carrier  
      n     (Oil industry)   an oil tanker with a capacity of over 400000 tons  
Water Carrier   , Bearer  
      n   the. the constellation Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac  
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n.
poisonous gas that pollutes the air in coal mines
n.
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french

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