merchant marine

noun

Definition of merchant marine

1 :the privately or publicly owned commercial ships of a nation
2 :the personnel of a merchant marine; specifically :a member of a merchant marine

merchant mariner

noun

Examples of merchant marine in a Sentence

  1. a member of the merchant marine

First Known Use of merchant marine

1839


MERCHANT MARINE Defined for English Language Learners

merchant marine

noun

Definition of merchant marine for English Language Learners

  • : all of a country's ships that are used for trading goods rather than for war; also : the people who work such ships


MERCHANT MARINE Defined for Kids

merchant marine

noun

Definition of merchant marine for Students

1 :the trading ships of a nation
2 :the people who work in trading ships


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