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Freight (?), n. [F. fret, OHG. frht merit, reward. See Fraught, n.]


That with which anything in fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.; as, a freight of cotton; a full freight.

2. Law (a)

The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired.


The price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods.



Freight transportation, or freight line.


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Freight (?), a.

Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car.

Freight agent, a person employed by a transportation company to receive, forward, or deliver goods. -- Freight car. See under Car. -- Freight train, a railroad train made up of freight cars; -- called in England goods train.


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Freight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Freighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Freighting.] [Cf. F. freter.]

To load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight; as, to freight a ship; to freight a car.


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