A vehicle, especially a ship, used for carrying freight.(noun)
A shipper of cargo.(noun)
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Use "freighter" in a sentence
"•The freighter is blown up just after a group of Oceanic survivors takes off from the deck in a helicopter flown by Frank Lapidus."
"We were left with the strange impression that the doctor on the freighter is still alive, at least in Freighter Time, yet has already washed up dead on the island."
"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."