Simple Definition of merchant marine
: all of a country's ships that are used for trading goods rather than for war; also : the people who work such ships
Full Definition of merchant marine
1 : the privately or publicly owned commercial ships of a nation
2 : the personnel of a merchant marine; specifically : a member of a merchant marine
Examples of merchant marine
a member of the merchant marine
First Known Use of merchant marine
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