What does the word merchantman mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A trading vessel.

Usage examples for merchantman

  1. The sight of that small Dutch merchantman had brought back her fear. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  2. In order to get near the Speedy the Spaniard was disguised as a merchantman. – Flags: Some Account of their History and Uses. by Andrew Macgeorge
  3. She was a huge three- master of clumsy build; her elaborately ornamented prow, the shape of her decks, and her rigging all marked her as an old- fashioned merchantman. – The Corsair King by Mór Jókai