- (formerly) a large merchant ship engaged in trade with India
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Examples from the Web for indiaman
He was on board the Indiaman that was run down by the transport.Barrington
Charles James Lever
One is a calm on the shore at Scarborough; the other the wreck of an Indiaman.Lectures on Landscape
The Glutton had been an Indiaman, measuring 1400 tons, and had been purchased into the service.Old Jack
Those were pleasant hours I spent on board the old Indiaman.
The large one was, we saw at once, an Indiaman outward bound.