East Indiaman


: a large sailing ship formerly used for trading runs to the East Indies

Examples of East Indiaman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In May, the old East Indiaman finally emerged from the Deptford Dockyard as a man-of-war. David Grann, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'East Indiaman.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of East Indiaman was in 1675

Dictionary Entries Near East Indiaman

Cite this Entry

“East Indiaman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/East%20Indiaman. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on East Indiaman

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!