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A carrier (Late Middle High German : treger, Middle High German: trager, Old High German: tragari ) is:

  • in building design a load-bearing, horizontal component, see girders (statics)
    • also referred to as a binder , depending on the context
    • a special carrier is the truss
  • In analog photography and other reproduction techniques, the material on which the light-sensitive layers are applied, see carrier (photo)
  • in printing technology a protective and transport layer for multilayer materials, see carrier layer (print)
  • a warship that aircraft can take off and land on, the aircraft carrier

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