freighternoun [ C ]uk /ˈfreɪ.tər/ us /ˈfreɪ.t̬ɚ/
Examples from literature
- But everybody we have met coming in says that there are no freighters going west now.
- It was still dark and raining when the two beleaguered freighters continued their journey next morning.
- No later than that morning a steamer—a small Dutch freighter—had come to a stop off the harbour.
- The freighters lying at anchor awaiting their cargoes.
- You'll ride a freighter, not a luxury liner.