[ US /ˈfɹeɪtɝ/ ]
[ UK /fɹˈe‍ɪtɐ/ ]
  1. a cargo ship
    they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms
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How To Use freighter In A Sentence

  • Stretched out below was a chain of freighters tied up alongside the commercial docks, cranes and gantries cluttering the foreshore. CORMORANT
  • The USS Liberty was built as a freighter by the Federal Ship Building Company of Kearny, New Jersey in 1918.
  • This new freighter is near completion.
  • Its huge harbour is visited by cruise ships and freighters, and its dry-dock facilities are famous.
  • In July, Cosmo Specialty Fibers Inc. loaded its first shipment of viscose pulp onto the Apalis Arrow, a freighter bound for China. Old Port Profits With New Exports
  • Freighters, tankers and a modern fishing fleet trafficked the old sea lanes.
  • 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. The Tail Section » Episode 4.9 “The Shape of Things to Come” Afterthoughts
  • The freighter carrying pig iron is cleaving through the water.
  • The Coast Guard picked up a distress signal from a freighter 50 miles out at sea.
  • The rebels were holding 24 Filipino seamen abducted from a German freighter last month. CNN Transcript Feb 12, 2007
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