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 for carrier
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carrier \Car"ri*er\, n. [From Carry.]
     1. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.
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              The air which is but . . . a carrier of the sounds.
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     2. One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry
        goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster.
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              The roads are crowded with carriers, laden with rich
              manufactures.                         --Swift.
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     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.
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     Carrier pigeon (Zool.), a variety of the domestic pigeon
        used to convey letters from a distant point to to its
     Carrier shell (Zool.), a univalve shell of the genus
        Phorus; -- so called because it fastens bits of stones
        and broken shells to its own shell, to such an extent as
        almost to conceal it.
     Common carrier (Law.) See under Common, a.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the
           bonds were transmitted by carrier" [syn: carrier,
           bearer, toter]
      2: a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to
         carry something; "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized
         the grocery business"
      3: a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck
         for takeoffs and landings [syn: aircraft carrier,
         carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carrier]
      4: an inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive
         tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery
         after some chemical reaction
      5: a person or firm in the business of transporting people or
         goods or messages [syn: carrier, common carrier]
      6: a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a
         signal [syn: carrier wave, carrier]
      7: a man who delivers the mail [syn: mailman, postman, mail
         carrier, letter carrier, carrier]
      8: a boy who delivers newspapers [syn: carrier, newsboy]
      9: (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to
         which he is immune but who can pass it on to others [syn:
         carrier, immune carrier]
      10: a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis
          or the like
      11: (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose
          effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait
          is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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 Places (2000) :

  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.
      Carrier, OK

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