merchant seaman


Definition of merchant seaman

  1. :  a sailor who works on a ship involved in trading goods :  a member of the merchant marine

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a buyer and seller of commodities for profit :  trader

    :  the operator of a retail business :  storekeeper

    :  one that is noted for a particular quality or activity :  specialist

  1. :  to deal or trade as a merchant

    :  to deal or trade in

  1. :  sailor, mariner

    :  any of the three ranks below petty officer in the navy or coast guard

    :  an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman apprentice and below a petty officer

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to cast off or become cast off

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