merchantman merchantman


  • (n) a cargo ship



  1. The Government hopes that lessons learned in building the Savannah will make the power plant of the atomic tanker lighter and cheaper than that of the merchantman.
  2. Her gallantry: cast adrift from a torpedoed merchantman in the South Atlantic, she had survived a 52-day ordeal in an open lifeboat.
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