Definition of Merchantman

1. Noun. A cargo ship. "They did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms"

Exact synonyms: Bottom, Freighter, Merchant Ship
Generic synonyms: Cargo Ship, Cargo Vessel
Derivative terms: Freight, Freight



Definition of Merchantman

1. n. A merchant.

Definition of Merchantman

1. Noun. (obsolete) merchant ¹

2. Noun. a cargo ship -- engaged in commercial activities, as opposed to a warship ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Merchantman

1. [n MERCHANTMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merchantman

merchant navy
merchant prince
merchant princes
merchant ship
merchant ships
merchant vessels
merchantability
merchantable
merchanted
merchantess
merchantesses
merchantile
merchanting
merchantlike
merchantly
merchantman (current term)
merchantmen
merchantries
merchantry
merchants
merchantwoman
merchantwomen
merchaundise
merchaundize
merchaunt
merches
merchet
merchets
merchildren

Literary usage of Merchantman

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1. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (1873)
"The position of the ships in relation to the merchantman is not easily understood from this passage. It seems to me, however, ..."

2. Outlines of International Law by Charles Herbert Stockton (1914)
"As to the tests of enemy character so far as the merchantman is concerned, that, on account of the divergent views, has been left open in the declaration of ..."

3. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"Slake for the southward in hopes of meeting with some European vessel —See savages along shore—Shoot a large leopard—Am taken up by a merchantman—Arrive at ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"... Thomas G. Armed merchantman. Cur Hist M, NY Times Cur Hist M, NY Times 6:282-7 My '17 Comparative strength of navies today. ..."

5. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1897)
"... a story of the Slave Squadron; 'The Missing merchantman' (1888); 'The Cruise of the Esmeralda.' Lanciani, Rodolfo Amedeo (län-chë-ä'nc). ..."

6. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"But little is said about passengers, because it had never then occurred to any one that a passenger on a belligerent merchantman armed for defense was not ..."

7. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1824)
"... —Queen Matilda—Anecdote of the Master of an English merchantman—Helsingor—Passage of the Sound —Isle of ..."

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