Pronunciation: (frā'tur), [key]
1. a vessel used mainly for carrying cargo.
2. a large aircraft or spacecraft used primarily for transporting cargo and equipment: The space station of the future will be supplied by robot freighters.
3. a person whose occupation it is to receive and forward freight.
4. a person for whom freight is transported; shipper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.