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noun (pl) -men
(formerly) a large merchant ship engaged in trade with India
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  • 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 John Ruskin
  • The Glutton had been an indiaman, measuring 1400 tons, and had been purchased into the service.

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • Those were pleasant hours I spent on board the old indiaman.

  • The large one was, we saw at once, an indiaman outward bound.

  • He was on the other side of the island when the indiaman arrived.

  • The stranger had been edging in nearer and nearer to the indiaman.

  • Our chief anxiety was, however, on account of the risk we ran of losing the indiaman.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
  • The superior officers of the indiaman had all been taken out of her.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
  • A richly-laden indiaman was indeed a prize worth recovering.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston

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