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merchant seaman

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noun
  1. a seaman who works on a merchant vessel.

Origin of merchant seaman

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples

  • The merchant-seaman, like the statesman, had yet many a thing to learn.

    Sir Walter Raleigh and his Time

    Charles Kingsley


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