from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. ; pl. Guineamen (-men). A ship used in trading to the coast of Guinea.


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  • "For weeks she had cruised waters that spawned the slavers, and she fit in quite well. Her size and her speed, and the rake of her masts, were a lot like those of a 'Guineaman,' one of those ships from the Guinea coast with their cargoes of captive Africans."

    —Buckner F. Melton, Jr., A Hanging Offense: The Strange Affair of the Warship Somers (New York and London: Free Press, 2003), 91–92.

    April 26, 2009