Definition of Cargo hold

1. Noun. The space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo.

Exact synonyms: Cargo Area, Cargo Deck, Hold, Storage Area
Generic synonyms: Enclosure
Group relationships: Ship
Derivative terms: Hold, Hold

Definition of Cargo hold

1. Noun. (nautical) A hold on a ship (a ship's hold includes the forehold and stern hold), used to store cargo during a voyage. ¹

¹ Source:

Cargo Hold Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Cargo Hold Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cargo Hold

cargo area
cargo bin
cargo bins
cargo container
cargo cult
cargo cults
cargo deck
cargo door
cargo hatch
cargo helicopter
cargo hold (current term)
cargo jack
cargo liner
cargo net
cargo pallet
cargo pants
cargo ship
cargo ships
cargo shorts
cargo vessel
cargo vessels

Literary usage of Cargo hold

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"Sometimes the forward cross bunker is designed for the threefold purpose of a bunker, a small cargo hold, and a water-ballast tank. ..."

2. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1916)
"This cargo hold is of course uninjured. The forward hold is reported officially to have contained at the time of the accident about 3 tons of cargo, ..."

3. Shipbuilding Cyclopedia: A Reference Book Covering Definitions of by J. L. Bates, Bibber Webster, Stephen McKay Phillips, Alfred Henry Haag (1920)
"Bulkhead, cargo hold. A term applied to a bulkhead bounding a cargo hold. ... Corrugated cargo hold bulkheads are generally constructed of flat plates ..."

4. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1909)
"The length of an ordinary cargo hold is such that the depth of a side stringer is of necessity too small in relation to its length to prove an efficient ..."

5. Marine Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Fire Safety: A Comprehensive (1994)
"For all these reasons, fire in a loaded cargo hold should be fought indirectly, using a carbon dioxide flooding system. The agent can be brought to bear on ..."

6. Annual Report of the United States Shipping Board by United States Shipping Board (1920)
"5 cargo hold and will have a steaming radius of about 9800 nautical miles at ... 5 cargo hold is a deep tank, which when used for bunker oil will give the ..."

7. Audel's Ship Fitters' Guide: A Practical Treatise on Steel Ship Building and by Ralph Newstead (1919)
"The hull is of arched girder construction, the cargo hold being divided into three compartments. Hopper sides are carried throughout the hold in a prolonged ..."

8. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1920)
"For instance, in unloading from boats, it is necessary to provide means to reach under the hatches to parts of the cargo hold which do not lie directly ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Cargo hold

Search for Cargo hold on!Search for Cargo hold on!Search for Cargo hold on Google!Search for Cargo hold on Wikipedia!