affreight

[ uh-freyt ]
/ əˈfreɪt /

verb (used with object)

to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier.

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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 fretfreight, Old French <Middle Dutch

OTHER WORDS FROM affreight

af·freight·er, nounaf·freight·ment, noun
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