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Topic: TRADE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: vracht, vrecht

freight

1 noun
     
freight1
1 [uncountable]BBT goods that are carried by ship, train, or aircraft, and the system of moving these goods:
freight services
We'll send your personal belongings by air freight and your furniture by sea freight.
2 [countable] American EnglishTTT a freight train
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