- a depot or storage place for freight.
Origin of freight house
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for 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
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