[ frey-ter ]
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  1. a vessel used mainly for carrying cargo.

  2. a large aircraft or spacecraft used primarily for transporting cargo and equipment: The space station of the future will be supplied by robot freighters.

  1. a person whose occupation it is to receive and forward freight.

  2. a person for whom freight is transported; shipper.

Origin of freighter

First recorded in 1615–25; freight + -er1

Words Nearby freighter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use freighter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for freighter


/ (ˈfreɪtə) /

  1. a ship or aircraft designed for transporting cargo

  2. a person concerned with the loading or chartering of a ship

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