merchant man

merchantman

[mur-chuhnt-muhn]
noun, plural merchantmen.
a trading ship.
Also called merchant ship, merchant vessel.


Origin:
1520–30; merchant + -man

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merchantman (ˈmɜːtʃəntmən)
 
n , pl -men
a merchant ship

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