freight ( freights 3rd person present) ( freighting present participle) ( freighted past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Freight is the movement of goods by lorries, trains, ships, or aeroplanes.
France derives 16% of revenue from air freight.
2 n-uncount Freight is goods that are transported by lorries, trains, ships, or aeroplanes.
90% of managers wanted to see more freight carried by rail.
3 verb When goods are freighted, they are transported in large quantities over a long distance. usu passive From these ports the grain is freighted down to Addis Ababa. be V-ed adv/prep
freight car ( freight cars plural ) On a train, a freight car is a large container in which goods are transported.
(mainly AM) n-count
freight train ( freight trains plural ) A freight train is a train on which goods are transported. n-count
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