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for merchant ship
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Merchant \Mer"chant\, a.
Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as,
the merchant service.
Merchant bar, Merchant iron or Merchant steel, certain
common sizes of wrought iron and steel bars.
Merchant service or Merchant marine, the mercantile marine
of a country. --Am. Cyc.
Merchant ship, a ship employed in commerce.
Merchant tailor, a tailor who keeps and sells materials for
the garments which he makes.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a cargo ship; "they did much of their overseas trade in
foreign bottoms" [syn: bottom, freighter,
merchantman, merchant ship]
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