Freight
Freight Freight (fr[=a]t), a. Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car. [1913 Webster]

{Freight agent}, a person employed by a transportation company to receive, forward, or deliver goods.

{Freight car}. See under {Car}.

{Freight train}, a railroad train made up of freight cars; -- called in England {goods train}. [1913 Webster]


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