freighter etymology

English word freighter comes from English freight

Detailed word origin of freighter

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freight English (eng) (transitive) To transport (goods).. To load with freight. Also figurative. (figurative) Cultural or emotional associations.. Goods or items in transport.. Payment for transportation.. Transport of goods.
freighter English (eng) A vessel used mainly to carry freight; a cargo ship.. One employed in receiving and forwarding freight.. One for whom freight is transported.. One who loads a ship, or one who charters and loads a ship.