transitive verb
af·​freight | \ a-ˈfrāt, ə- \

Definition of affreight

: to hire or charter (a ship) for the transportation of goods or freight

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Other Words from affreight

affreighter \ a-​ˈfrā-​tər , ə-​ \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of affreight

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affreight

modification (influenced by freight) of French affréter, from a- (from Latin ad-) + fréter to freight or charter a ship, from fret freight, from Old French, from Middle Dutch vrecht, vracht

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“Affreight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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