Meaning of common carrier

com'mon car'rier

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. (in federal regulatory and other legal usage) a carrier offering its services at published rates to all persons for interstate transportation.
  2. a public service or public utility company, as a telephone or telegraph company, engaged in the transmitting of messages for the public. Also called
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