affreight

transitive verb
af·freight | \ a-ˈfrāt , ə- \
-ed/-ing/-s

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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