1 common carrier
A person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages.
Roget 273: ship, vessel, sail; craft, bottom. navy, marine, fleet, flotilla; shipping. man of war etc. (combatant) 726; transport, tender, storeship†; merchant ship, merchantman; packet, liner; whaler, slaver, collier, coaster, lighter; fishing boat, pilot boat; trawler, hulk; yacht; baggala†; floating hotel, floating palace; ocean greyhound. ship, bark, barque, brig, snow, hermaphrodite brig; brigantine, barkantine†; schooner; topsail schooner, for and aft schooner, three masted schooner; chasse-maree [Fr.]; sloop, cutter, corvette, clipper, foist, yawl, dandy, ketch, smack, lugger, barge, hoy†, cat, buss; sailer, sailing vessel; windjammer; steamer, steamboat, steamship, liner, ocean liner, cruisp, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash; punch, thwack, whack; hit hard, strike hard; swap, batter, dowse†, baste; pelt, patter, buffet, belabor; fetch one a blow; poke at, pip, ship of the line; destroyer, cruiser, frigate; landing ship, LST; aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop [Coll.], nuclear powered carrier; submarine, submersible, atomic submarine. boat, pinnace, launch; life boat, long boat, jolly boat, bum boat, fly boat, cock boat, ferry boat, canal boat; swamp boat, ark, bully, battery, bateau [Can.], broadhorn†, dory, droger†, drogher; dugout, durham boat, flatboat, galiot†; shallop†, gig, funny, skiff, dingy, scow, cockleshell, wherry, coble†, punt, cog, kedge, lerret†; eight oar, four oar, pair oar; randan†; outrigger; float, raft, pontoon; prame†; iceboat, ice canoe, ice yacht. catamaran, hydroplane, hovercraft, coracle, gondola, carvel†, caravel; felucca, caique†, canoe, birch bark canoe, dugout canoe; galley, galleyfoist†; bilander†, dogger†, hooker, howker†; argosy, carack†; galliass†, galleon; polacca†, polacre†, tartane†, junk, lorcha†, praam†, proa†, prahu†, saick†, sampan, xebec, dhow; dahabeah†; nuggah†; kayak, keel boat [U.S.], log canoe, pirogue; quadrireme†, trireme; stern-wheeler [U.S.]; wanigan†, wangan [U.S.], wharf boat. balloon; airship, aeroplane; biplane, monoplane, triplane†; hydroplane; aerodrome; air balloon, pilot balloon, fire balloon, dirigible, zeppelin; aerostat, Montgolfier; kite, parachute. jet plane, rocket plane, jet liner, turbojet, prop-jet, propeller plane; corporate plane, corporate jet, private plane, private aviation; airline, common carrier; fighter, bomber, fighter-bomber, escort plane, spy plane; supersonic aircraft, subsonic aircraft. ... show more
Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon†, wain, dray, cart, lorry. truck, tram; cariole, carriole†; limber, tumbrel, pontoon; barrow; wheel barrow, hand barrow; perambulator; Bath chair, wheel chair, sedan chair; chaise; palankeen†, palanquin; litter, brancard†, crate, hurdle, stretcher, ambulance; black Maria; conestoga wagon, conestoga wain; jinrikisha, ricksha, brett†, dearborn [U.S.], dump cart, hack, hackery†, jigger, kittereen†, mailstate†, manomotor†, rig, rockaway†, prairie schooner [U.S.], shay, sloven, team, tonga†, wheel; hobbyhorse, go-cart; cycle; bicycle, bike, two-wheeler; tricycle, velocipede, quadricycle†. equipage, turn-out; coach, chariot, phaeton, break, mail phaeton, wagonette, drag, curricle†, tilbury†, whisky, landau, barouche, victoria, brougham, clarence†, calash, caleche [Fr.], britzka†, araba†, kibitka†; berlin; sulky, desobligeant [Fr.], sociable, vis-a-vis, dormeuse [Fr.]; jaunting car, outside car; dandi†; doolie†, dooly†; munchil†, palki†; roller skates, skate; runabout; ski; tonjon†; vettura†. post chaise, diligence, stage; stage coach, mail coach, hackney coach, glass coach; stage wagon, car, omnibus, fly, cabriolet†, cab, hansom, shofle†, four-wheeler, growler, droshki†, drosky†. dogcart, trap, whitechapel, buggy, four-in-hand, unicorn, random, tandem; shandredhan†, char-a-bancs [Fr.]. motor car, automobile, limousine, car, auto, jalopy, clunker, lemon, flivver, coupe, sedan, two-door sedan, four-door sedan, luxury sedan; wheels [Coll.], sports car, roadster, gran turismo [It], jeep, four-wheel drive vehicle, electric car, steamer; golf cart, electric wagon; taxicab, cab, taxicoach†, checker cab, yellow cab; station wagon, family car; motorcycle, motor bike, side car; van, minivan, bus, minibus, microbus; truck, wagon, pick-up wagon, pick-up, tractor-trailer, road train, articulated vehicle; racing car, racer, hot rod, stock car, souped-up car. bob, bobsled, bobsleigh†; cutter; double ripper, double runner [U.S.]; jumper, sled, sledge, sleigh, toboggan. train; accommodation train, passenger train, express trail, special train, corridor train, parliamentary train, luggage train, freight train, goods train; 1st class train, 2nd class train, 3rd class train, 1st class carriage, 2nd class carriage, 3rd class carriage, 1st class compartment, 2nd class compartment, 3rd class compartment; rolling stock; horse box, cattle truck; baggage car, express car, freight car, parlor car, dining car, Pullman car, sleeping car, sleeper, dome car; surface car, tram car, trolley car; box car, box wagon; horse car [U.S.]; bullet train, shinkansen [Jap.], cannonball, the Wabash cannonball, lightning express; luggage van; mail, mail car, mail van. shovel, spool, spatula, ladle, hod, hoe; spade, spaddle†, loy†; spud; pitchfork; post hole digger. [powered construction vehicles] tractor, steamshovel, backhoe, fork lift, earth mover, dump truck, bulldozer, grader, caterpillar, trench digger, steamroller; pile driver; crane, wrecking crane. ... show more
is a broader term that covers: line.
Dutch: rederij, scheepvaartmaatschappij
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