Definition of affreight
: to hire or charter (a ship) for the transportation of goods or freight
affreighter\a-ˈfrā-tər, ə-\ noun, plural
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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at freight
First Known Use: 1831
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