merchant seaman

noun

Definition of merchant seaman

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

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“Merchant seaman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merchant%20seaman. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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