West Indiaman


Definition of West Indiaman

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

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First Known Use of West Indiaman

1689, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for West Indiaman

West India + English man

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“West Indiaman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Indiaman. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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