Meaning of “freighter” in the English Dictionary

"freighter" in English

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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. 

(Definition of “freighter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"freighter" in American English

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freighternoun [ C ]

us /ˈfreɪ·t̬ər/

(Definition of “freighter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"freighter" in Business English

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freighternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfreɪtər/ us

TRANSPORT a large ship or aircraft for carrying goods

(Definition of “freighter” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)