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freight agent

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noun
  1. a representative of a common carrier who manages the freight business in a local district.

Origin of freight agent

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for freight agent

Historical Examples

  • Newspapers are enough to test its powers as a freight-agent.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science

    Various


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