water carrier

wa·ter car·ri·er
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er kar-ee-er]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈkær i ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er kar-ee-er]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈkær i ər/

Definitions of water carrier words

  • noun water carrier a person who carries water, as to a body of troops. 1
  • noun water carrier a pipe, duct, or tank for conveying water. 1
  • noun water carrier a ship that transports goods or persons by waterway or sea routes. 1
  • noun water carrier species of bee 1
  • noun water carrier a football player who is regarded as hard-working and competent but is not a star player 0
  • noun water carrier (usually historical) A person who carries water from a spring or well, especially in antiquity and pre-modern era when it was a common job. 0

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Origin of water carrier

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1645-55

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Parts of speech for Water carrier


water carrier popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water carrier usage trend in Literature

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