1) The noun ‘fraught’ was originally the sum of money paid for the hire of a vessel to carry freight.

The compound noun quoted here seems already to mean ‘cargo vessel’: 1359 De qualibet navi, kele et fraghtschip, per annum, xijd, Beverley.

places Beverley
dates 1359

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