Definition of freighter in English:


Syllabification: freight·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfrātər


  • 1A ship or aircraft designed to carry goods in bulk.
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    • The church is not that old, but hanging from the ceiling at various intervals are long wires strung with model boats - sailing ships, little freighters and fishing vessels - and one seaplane model.
    • While tankers, freighters, and cruise ships also use this end of the bay, it is container ships that make it the nation's second-busiest port and (in my opinion) a good place to steer clear of.
    • Every year, for example, oil tankers, freighters and cruise ships dump millions of litres of oil through routine exchanges of bilge water and other ship activities.
  • 1.1A person who loads, receives, or forwards goods for transport.

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