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noun (pl) -men
(formerly) a large merchant ship engaged in trade with India
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  • The eldest is a lieutenant in his Majesty's service, the second is a captain of an indiaman, and the third commands a free trader.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
  • Those were pleasant hours I spent on board the old indiaman.

  • Still the fact of their having fallen in with the indiaman was of itself considerable encouragement.

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

  • One is a calm on the shore at Scarborough; the other the wreck of an indiaman.

    Lectures on Landscape John Ruskin
  • The stranger had been edging in nearer and nearer to the indiaman.

  • After the first fire they all rose, and from the yards and tops, threw bombs and grenades into the forecastle of the indiaman.

    The Pirates Own Book Charles Ellms
  • Our chief anxiety was, however, on account of the risk we ran of losing the indiaman.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
  • Next afternoon, accordingly, I found myself once more afloat, the indiaman dropping down with the first breeze.

  • The superior officers of the indiaman had all been taken out of her.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston

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