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freight house

noun
  1. a depot or storage place for freight.
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Origin of freight house

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of freight house

  • The Captain had moored Daniel to a picket in the fence over by the freight-house.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Finally, one rainy morning I secured work at a freight-house.

  • No longer will it be necessary or even essential that a freight-house of a railroad be located either at or near rails.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow

    Edward Hungerford

  • And twenty minutes after he returned with the freight-house foreman and several freight hands, armed, and with lanterns.

    The Young Railroaders

    Francis Lovell Coombs

  • At one corner of the freight-house on the wharf was a big iron ring, to which the squire tied the dog.

    The Rival Campers

    Ruel Perley Smith