freighter

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noun freight·er \-tər\

Definition of freighter

  1. 1 :  one that loads or charters and loads a ship

  2. 2 :  shipper

  3. 3 :  a ship or airplane used chiefly to carry freight

1622

First Known Use of freighter

1622


FREIGHTER Defined for English Language Learners

freighter

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noun freight·er \-tər\

Definition of freighter for English Language Learners

  • : a large ship that is used to carry goods


FREIGHTER Defined for Kids

freighter

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noun freight·er \ˈfrā-tər\

Definition of freighter for Students

  1. :  a ship or airplane used to carry freight


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