Freight train

Freight train
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Freight train — or goods train is a series of freight cars hauled by a locomotive on a railway, ultimately transporting cargo between two points as part of the logistics chain. Trains may haul bulk, containers or specialized cars. Under the right circumstances,… …   Wikipedia

  • freight train — freight trains N COUNT A freight train is a train on which goods are transported …   English dictionary

  • freight train — freight′ train n. rai a train of freight cars • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • freight train — ☆ freight train n. a railroad train made up of freight cars …   English World dictionary

  • freight-train — freightˈ train noun A goods train • • • Main Entry: ↑freight …   Useful english dictionary

  • freight train — UK US noun [C] ► GOODS TRAIN(Cf. ↑goods train) …   Financial and business terms

  • freight train — n a train that carries goods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • freight train — freight ,train noun count a train that carries goods …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • freight train — noun a railroad train consisting of freight cars • Syn: ↑rattler • Hypernyms: ↑train, ↑railroad train • Hyponyms: ↑freight liner, ↑liner train • …   Useful english dictionary

  • freight train — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms freight train : singular freight train plural freight trains a train that carries goods …   English dictionary

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