Freight

Definition of Freight

Pronunciation: frāt
n.1.That with which anything is fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.; as, a freight of cotton; a full freight.
2.(Law) The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired.
3.Freight transportation, or freight line.
a.1.Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car.
Freight agent
a person employed by a transportation company to receive, forward, or deliver goods.
Freight car
See under Car.
Freight train
a railroad train made up of freight cars; - called in England goods train.
v. t.1.To load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight; as, to freight a ship; to freight a car.
[imp. & p. p. Freighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Freighting.]

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