[ uh-freyt ]
/ əˈfreɪt /

verb (used with object)

to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier.

Origin of affreight

1840–50; < French affréter (respelling by influence of freight), equivalent to a- a-5 (< Latin ad- ad-) + fréter to hire a ship, derivative of fret freight, Old French < Middle Dutch

Related forms

af·freight·er, nounaf·freight·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019