Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cross a channel or narrow sea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To pass over a strait or narrow sea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pass over a strait or narrow sea.

Etymologies

From Middle English, ultimately from Latin transfreto ("cross a strait or sea"), from trans ("across") + fretum or fretus ("strait, channel"). (Wiktionary)

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