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freight agent

noun
1.
a representative of a common carrier who manages the freight business in a local district.
Origin of freight agent
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45
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  • Shes as sound as a nut, declared the freight agent, with indignation.

  • I was asking Mr. Hitter, the freight agent at the depot, about it.

  • You see, I went to the freight agent of the only railroad that runs to Deacon's Bay.

    The Gray Mask

    Wadsworth Camp
  • "Why yes, I saw that fellow get aboard," answered the freight agent.

    The Rover Boys on a Tour Arthur M. Winfield
  • The freight agent at once disappeared around the corner of the building.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • “My trotter is not used to this sort of thing,” said the freight agent.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • I know the freight agent and he will hide me in a trunk if need be.

    Sunny Slopes

    Ethel Hueston
  • At first the freight agent declined delivering under such circumstances.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • Then, with the note and papers which the freight agent had ready for him, he started off uptown.

    The Boy Pilot of the Lakes Frank V. Webster
  • As best he could the freight agent gave a description of the man who had driven off with the goods and the turn-out.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer

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