merchantman

[ mur-chuh nt-muh n ]
/ ˈmɜr tʃənt mən /
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noun, plural mer·chant·men.

a trading ship.

Nearby words

  1. merchant of death,
  2. merchant of venice, the,
  3. merchant prince,
  4. merchant seaman,
  5. merchantable,
  6. merchet,
  7. merci,
  8. merci beaucoup,
  9. mercia,
  10. mercian

Origin of merchantman

First recorded in 1520–30; merchant + -man

Also called merchant ship, merchant vessel.

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British Dictionary definitions for merchantman

merchantman

/ (ˈmɜːtʃəntmən) /

noun plural -men

a merchant ship
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