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hop a freight



hop a freight (third-person singular simple present hops a freight, present participle hopping a freight, simple past and past participle hopped a freight)

  1. To travel as a stowaway aboard a freight train on a railroad.
    • 1915 April, Tinker, Edward L., ““Nevers” for Children”, in The Mediator, volume 7, number 4, Cleveland, page 12:
      Never hop a freight, for nothing quite heals
      The wound received under grinding wheels.