Merchant-marine Definition

noun
All the ships of a nation that are used in commerce.
Webster's New World
Their personnel.
Webster's New World
The personnel of a nation's commercial ships.
American Heritage
A merchant mariner.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
merchant vesselscargo shipsshipping

Other Word Forms of Merchant-marine

Noun

Singular:
merchant-marine
Plural:
merchant marines

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