merchantman merchantman

Definition(s):

  • (n) a cargo ship

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Usage(s):

  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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