Definition of merchantman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

merchantman

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːtʃəntmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrtʃəntmən//
 
(pl. merchantmen
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːtʃəntmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrtʃəntmən//
 
)
(also merchant ship) Types of boats and ships
 
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a ship used for carrying goods for trade rather than a military ship See related entries: Types of boats and ships
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: merchantman