Freighter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfreɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word freighter
Brit.  |ˈfreɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word freighter

noun

- a cargo ship (syn: bottom, merchantman)

Examples

The Coast Guard picked up a distress signal from a freighter 50 miles out at sea.

The tugboat tugged the freighter into the harbor

Word forms

noun
singular: freighter
plural: freighters
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