[mur-chuh nt-muh n]
- a trading ship.
Origin of merchantman
Also called merchant ship, merchant vessel.
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Examples from the Web for merchantman
The assembling of the crew of a merchantman, in that day, was a melancholy sight.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
You won't find a merchantman if you go in thicker fields—you know that.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
They placed a bomb in a vital spot and set it off, sinking the merchantman.
But he was cook's boy on board a merchantman, and they called him 'Galley Vick.'Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
It was in these seas that she succeeded in capturing a British merchantman.Submarine Warfare of To-day
Charles W. Domville-Fife
- a merchant ship
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