Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vehicle, especially a ship, used for carrying freight.
  • n. A shipper of cargo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who loads a ship, or one who charters and loads a ship.
  • n. One employed in receiving and forwarding freight.
  • n. One for whom freight is transported.
  • n. A vessel used mainly to carry freight; a cargo ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who loads a ship, or one who charters and loads a ship.
  • n. One employed in receiving and forwarding freight.
  • n. One for whom freight is transported.
  • n. A vessel used mainly to carry freight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who freights or charters a ship for the transportation of goods or merchandise; a shipper.
  • n. One who sends goods by land or by sea, either for himself or for others. See freight, n., 2.
  • n. A ship or vessel engaged in the carrying-trade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cargo ship

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Examples

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  • Russian oil billionaire and owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, is in talks to take a controlling interest in Italian freighter operator, Ocean Airlines.

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  • Attorney's Office to prosecute the organization rather than just the activists who boarded the APL Jade freighter is a sea change in policy, and a conviction would throttle free speech everywhere ...

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  • Then came yet another blip, this one identified as a freighter, which went on to launch a missile at the planet.

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  • Ben is trying to tell Jack that if he calls the freighter everyone on the Island will be killed.

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  • He confirms that Desmond will be having time travel flashes as opposed to flashbacks or flash forwards, and also mentions that we’ll find out who Ben’s man on the freighter is within the next few episodes.

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  • There are 74 orders for the freighter, which is undergoing test flights.

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  • His freighter was the first to arrive with emergency food for Tarsus Four after the massacre there.

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  • But somehow, that thief sensed the freighter was a dummy.

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