n. chartered cargo ship

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Affreighter — Af*freight er, n. One who hires or charters a ship to convey goods. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affreighter — af·freight·er …   English syllables

  • affreighter — noun see affreight …   Useful english dictionary

  • affreight — affreighter, n. affreightment, n. /euh frayt /, v.t. to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier. [1840 50; < F affréter (resp. by influence of freight), equiv. to a A 5 ( < L ad AD ) + fréter to hire a ship, deriv. of fret FREIGHT, OF < MD] * * * …   Universalium

  • freighter — One who charters a ship to transport cargo; also, the vessel so chartered. The party by whom a vessel is engaged or chartered; otherwise called the charterer. In French law, the owner of a vessel is called the freighter (freteur); the merchant… …   Black's law dictionary

  • affireighter — The character of a ship, the party to a contract of affreightment who hires the vessel. Such definition derives from the French and is not accepted in common law jurisdictions without some dissent. At times, the owner of the vessel who lets it is …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • affreteur — (French.) One to whom a vessel is let under a contract of affreightment. The owner of a vessel who lets it to another under such a contract is a freteur or freighter. These terms are not exactly parallel in the English translation. See… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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