freightage


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freight·age

 (frā′tĭj)
n.
1. See freight.
2. Cargo.

freightage

(ˈfreɪtɪdʒ)
n
1. (Commerce) the commercial conveyance of goods
2. (Commerce) the goods so transported
3. (Commerce) the price charged for such conveyance. Also called (obsolete): fraughtage

freight

(freɪt)

n.
1. goods, cargo, or lading transported for pay.
2. the ordinary means of transport of goods provided by common carriers.
3. the charges for such transportation.
5. Slang. cost; price.
v.t.
6. to load; burden.
7. to load with goods or merchandise for transportation.
8. to transport as freight.
[1350–1400; < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vrecht]

freightage

a fee charged for the transportation of goods, merchandise, etc.
See also: Dues and Payment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freightage - the charge for transporting something by common carrier; "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is usually cheaper"
charge per unit, rate - amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"
2.freightage - transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
shipping, transport, transportation - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
Translations

freightage

[ˈfreɪtɪdʒ] Nflete m

freightage

n (= charge)Fracht(gebühr) f
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