freighthopping

or freight hop·ping

[ freyt-hop-ing ]
/ ˈfreɪtˌhɒp ɪŋ /

noun

the act of illegally and surreptitiously boarding and riding in or on a car of a freight train: After months of freighthopping around the West, I settled down to write a book.

Origin of freighthopping

First recorded in 1915–20; see origin at freight, hopping (in the sense “going from place to place”)
Also called train hop·ping.

OTHER WORDS FROM freighthopping

freight·hop·per, noun
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