freighter: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (frā'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a vessel used mainly for carrying cargo.
  2. a large aircraft or spacecraft used primarily for transporting cargo and equipment: The space station of the future will be supplied by robot freighters.
  3. a person whose occupation it is to receive and forward freight.
  4. a person for whom freight is transported; shipper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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