What does the word freight mean?

Usage examples for freight

  1. The man- of- war's cutter was soon under the lee of the ship, where it discharged its freight, when it was immediately run up. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. I would rather have gone into the dory, of course, but was not able to pull an oar- that is, pull it as I'd have to pull when driving for a school- and knowing I would be no more than so much freight in the dory there was nothing else to do. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly