Part of speech: noun

A trading vessel.

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Usage examples "merchantman":

  1. The sight of that small Dutch merchantman had brought back her fear. - "Caribbee", 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.", 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", Mór Jókai.