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merchant marine

noun

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. 1 :  the privately or publicly owned commercial ships of a nation

  2. 2 :  the personnel of a merchant marine; specifically :  a member of a merchant marine

merchant mariner noun

Examples of merchant marine

  1. a member of the merchant marine



1839

First Known Use of merchant marine

1839



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