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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Merchantman \Mer"chant*man\, n.; pl. Merchantmen.
1. A merchant. [Obs.] --Matt. xiii. 45.
2. A trading vessel; a ship employed in the transportation of
goods, as, distinguished from a man-of-war.
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]
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
MERCHANTMAN. A ship or vessel employed in a merchant's service. This term is
used in opposition to a ship of war.
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