freighter

noun

freight·​er ˈfrā-tər How to pronounce freighter (audio)
1
: one that loads or charters and loads a ship
2
3
: a ship or airplane used chiefly to carry freight

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In March 2021, imports were halted when the freighter Ever Given got stuck sideways in the Suez Canal for six days. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Nov. 2022 The capacity cap will see a reduction of as much as 15% in full-freighter flights and could ultimately lead to the expulsion of freight operators, Director Maarten van As told Bloomberg. Diederik Baazil, Fortune, 26 July 2022 The first freighter built on the Great Lakes in nearly four decades, it was produced by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay. Genevieve Redsten, Journal Sentinel, 28 Sep. 2022 Atlas Air was founded in 1992 and operates the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft, according to its website. Laura Cooper, WSJ, 1 Aug. 2022 While IndiGo and Vistara reported smoke and engine shut issues, respectively, a SpiceJet freighter plane suffered a technical snag leading to the cancellation of a flight to China. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 8 July 2022 Afterall, a lake freighter sharing the narrow waterway can run 600 to 700 feet long and rise more than 100 feet above the waterline. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 18 July 2022 The set for many of its interiors, including the freighter’s high-tech research lab, is slightly more accessible – Villaviciosa de Odón, 8 miles from central Madrid. John Hopewell, Variety, 14 July 2022 The ministry did not say what the freighter was carrying. John Leicester, ajc, 22 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of freighter was in 1622

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Cite this Entry

“Freighter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freighter. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

freighter

noun

freight·​er ˈfrāt-ər How to pronounce freighter (audio)
1
: a person who carries or ships freight
2
: a ship or airplane used chiefly to carry freight
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