Recent Examples of freighter from the Web
The 220,000 vessels larger than 100 tons each (think shipping freighters and oil tankers) are responsible for discharging some 250,000 tons of oil annually, according to a study by the European Environment Agency.
In Victorian times, Canalside was where crews of eastbound Midwest grain freighters were paid — and where wages were squandered on booze and floozies.
Foxconn, which ships freighters full of Apple iPhones, Amazon Kindles and Sony PlayStations to U.S. consumers, pays its Chinese assembly workers an estimated $2.50 an hour – including benefits and social entitlements.
The U.S. warship that collided with a container vessel near Japan earlier this month veered into the path of the freighter, according to the cargo ship's captain.
Radar officers working both on the bridge and in the combat information center below it should have spotted the freighter's image on their screens, drawing steadily closer.
Radar officers working on the bridge and in the combat-information center below it should have spotted the freighter’s image on their screens, drawing steadily closer.
Radar officers working both on the bridge and in the combat information center below it should have spotted the freighter’s image on their screens, drawing steadily closer.
The virus that triggered the 1905 epidemic are believed to have gotten into New Orleans via a passenger or in mosquitoes that had traveled from Central America in a load of bananas unloaded from a freighter.
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First Known Use of freighter
FREIGHTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of freighter for English Language Learners
: a large ship that is used to carry goods
FREIGHTER Defined for Kids
Definition of freighter for Students
: a ship or airplane used to carry freight
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