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Definition of merchantman noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

merchantman

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmərtʃəntmən//
 
(pl. merchantmen
NAmE//ˈmərtʃəntmən//
 
)
(also merchant ship)
 
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a ship used for carrying goods for trade rather than a military ship
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: merchantman