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freight

noun [U]
 
 
/freɪt/ TRANSPORT
goods that are transported by ship, aircraft, train, or truck, or the method of transporting these goods: The ship carries both freight and passengers. a freight company Will the goods be sent by air or sea freight? freight trains Everything was loaded into a freight car/wagon on the train. a freight carrier/hauler/operator
the money paid for transporting goods: If you buy the full three-piece set, we will pay the freight.
→ See also airfreight noun, bulk freight, carriage and freight, cost and freight, cost, insurance and freight
(Definition of freight noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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