A merchantman is any non-naval vessel, including Tankers, freighters, or cargo ships, but not troopships.

Merchantman may refer to:

  • ST Merchantman, a tug in service with United Towing Co Ltd from 1946 to 1962
  • The freighter conversion of the Vickers Vanguard airliner
  • The colloquial name for a mercaptan additive to normally odourless liquified petroleum gas that gives it a pungent odour

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  • Merchantman — Mer chant*man, n.; pl. {Merchantmen}. [1913 Webster] 1. A merchant. [Obs.] Matt. xiii. 45. [1913 Webster] 2. A trading vessel; a ship employed in the transportation of goods, as, distinguished from a man of war. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • merchantman — /merchantman/ A ship or vessel employed in foreign or domestic commerce or in the merchant service …   Black's law dictionary

  • merchantman — ► NOUN ▪ a ship conveying merchandise …   English terms dictionary

  • merchantman — [mʉr′chəntmən] n. pl. merchantmen [mʉr′chəntmən] 1. a ship used in commerce 2. Archaic a merchant …   English World dictionary

  • merchantman — noun Date: 15th century 1. archaic merchant 2. a ship used in commerce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • merchantman — /merr cheuhnt meuhn/, n., pl. merchantmen. a trading ship. Also called merchant ship, merchant vessel. [1520 30; MERCHANT + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • merchantman — noun a cargo ship engaged in commercial activities, as opposed to a warship …   Wiktionary

  • merchantman — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. galleon, steamship, freighter, commercial vessel; see boat , ship …   English dictionary for students

  • merchantman — mer|chant|man [ˈmə:tʃəntmən US ˈmə:r ] n plural merchantmen [ mən] old fashioned a ship used for carrying goods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • merchantman — mer·chant·man || mÉœrtʃənmÉ™n / mɜːt n. ship used in commerce, commercial ship; merchant ship; cargo ship …   English contemporary dictionary

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