noun, plural mer·chant·men.
- merchant of death,
- merchant of venice, the,
- merchant prince,
- merchant seaman,
- merci beaucoup,
Origin of merchantman
Examples from the Web for merchantman
Almost every merchantman that sailed from an English port became a prize to the daring and active foe.
Jeremy was sent below to help the gunners, as the shot from the merchantman continued to scream by.The Black Buccaneer|Stephen W. Meader
Now, what for did we come in a merchantman, as quiet and dull as a quaker?The Kangaroo Hunters|Anne Bowman
“I believe that the pirate has taken the merchantman,” replied Mr Billhook.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
The gunners there, intent upon their business, and now within range of the merchantman, had fired the three forecastle culverins.To Have and To Hold|Mary Johnston