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merchantman

[mur-chuh nt-muh n] /ˈmɜr tʃənt mən/
noun, plural merchantmen.
1.
a trading ship.
Also called merchant ship, merchant vessel.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; merchant + -man
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merchantman

/ˈmɜːtʃəntmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a merchant ship
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