[ frey-ter ]
/ ˈfreɪ tər /


a vessel used mainly for carrying cargo.
a large aircraft or spacecraft used primarily for transporting cargo and equipment: The space station of the future will be supplied by robot freighters.
a person whose occupation it is to receive and forward freight.
a person for whom freight is transported; shipper.

Origin of freighter

First recorded in 1615–25; freight + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for freighter

/ (ˈfreɪtə) /


a ship or aircraft designed for transporting cargo
a person concerned with the loading or chartering of a ship
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