American vessel

noun

Definition of American vessel

: a vessel registered under the laws of the U.S. : a vessel owned by or chartered to Americans

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First Known Use of American vessel

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American vessel was in 1776

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“American vessel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20vessel. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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