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Freighter   /frˈeɪtər/   Listen

A cargo ship.  Synonyms: bottom, merchant ship, merchantman.

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"Freighter" Quotes from Famous Books

... delighted that Irma and himself were the only first-class passengers, although accommodations for fifty had been retained in making a "freighter" of the one-time ...
— The Midnight Passenger • Richard Henry Savage

... schemes just because he's young. I'd heard 'em, after they'd moved into the directors' room, insistin' that he ought to be asked to resign. And what they was beefin' specially about to-day was because of a tale that a Chicago syndicate had jumped in and bought the Balboa, a 10,000-ton Norwegian freighter that we was supposed to have an option on. It was the final blow. That satisfied 'em they was being sold out, and their best guess was that Mr. ...
— Torchy, Private Sec. • Sewell Ford

... was no place for him to keep a seal in, he sold the Pup, at a most consoling price indeed, to the agent of an English animal trainer. With the prospect of shortly becoming the cynosure of all eyes at Shepherd's Bush or Earl's Court, the Pup was shipped on a freighter for Liverpool. ...
— Kings in Exile • Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

... the same as he ought to go — By the heel of the Paternosters — there isn't a chance to mistake — And Mac'll pay you the money as soon as the bubbles break! Five thousand for six weeks' cruising, the staunchest freighter afloat, And Mac he'll give you your bonus the minute I'm out o' the boat! He'll take you round to Macassar, and you'll come back alone; He knows what I want o' the Mary. . . . I'll do what I please with my own. Your mother 'ud ...
— Verses 1889-1896 • Rudyard Kipling

... that morning a steamer—a small Dutch freighter—had come to a stop off the harbour. But it turned tail and fled within an hour. No one came ashore; the malevolent tug went out and turned back the landing party which was ready to leave the ship's side. The watchers in the chateau knew what it ...
— The Man From Brodney's • George Barr McCutcheon

Words linked to "Freighter" :   merchantman, freight, bottom, cargo vessel, cargo ship, merchant ship

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