freighter

noun freight·er \ ˈfrā-tər \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of freighter

1 : one that loads or charters and loads a ship
2 : shipper
3 : a ship or airplane used chiefly to carry freight

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First Known Use of freighter

1622


FREIGHTER Defined for English Language Learners

freighter

noun

Definition of freighter for English Language Learners

  • : a large ship that is used to carry goods


FREIGHTER Defined for Kids

freighter

noun freight·er \ ˈfrā-tər \

Definition of freighter for Students

: a ship or airplane used to carry freight


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