[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 .
a person for whom is transported; shipper.
a ship or aircraft designed for transporting cargo
a person concerned with the loading or chartering of a ship

1620s, “one who loads,” agent noun from freight (v.). Meaning “a cargo vessel” is from 1839, American English.


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