In·​dia·​man ˈin-dē-ə-mən How to pronounce Indiaman (audio)
: a merchant ship formerly used in trade with India
especially : a large sailing ship used in this trade

Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indiaman was in 1588

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“Indiaman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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