Definition of way freight in English:

way freight

noun

North American
  • 1Goods that are picked up or set down at intermediate stopping places on a railway or shipping route. Also as a count noun: an item of freight of this kind.

  • 2A train carrying goods to be picked up or set down at intermediate station. Compare "freight". Now chiefly historical.

Origin

Early 19th century. From way + freight.

Pronunciation

way freight

/ˈweɪ ˌfreɪt/