West Indiaman


: a sailing ship formerly running to the West Indies and the east coast of America and usually much smaller than East Indiamen

Word History


West India + English man

First Known Use

1689, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of West Indiaman was in 1689

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“West Indiaman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Indiaman. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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