common carrier meaning

  "common carrier" in a sentence
  • Noun: common carrier  'kómun 'kareeu(r)
    1. A person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
      - carrier

    Derived forms: common carriers

    Type of: business, business concern, business organisation [Brit], business organization, concern

    Encyclopedia: Common carrier

  • [Business]
    noun [C]

    1 (IT )

    a company that provides telecommunications services to the public:

    the common carrier network

    2 (Law ; Transport )

    a company that transports people or goods for the general public:

    A common carrier may remove a passenger from its service for the refusal to pay a fare.

  • [Industrial engineering]
    A company recognized by an appropriate regulatory agency as having a vested interest in furnishing communications services or in transporting commodities or people.

  • [Law]
    See CARRIER.

  • [Computer]
    <communications, company> (Or "phone company") A private company that offers telecommunications services to the public.


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