Definitions

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  • n. A marine cargo vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a ship employed in commerce.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cargo ship

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Examples

  • When the captain of one British merchant ship about to be sunk with explosives asked whether he could bring his harmonium to safety, Müller obliged, although the German sailors assigned the task grumbled about “furniture removal.”

    Castles of Steel

  • Bill Stryker, formerly executive officer of the Federation merchant ship Phoenix.

    BLAZE OF GLORY

  • Taking on a fugitive from justice to serve aboard a merchant ship was a violation of the Federation Maritime Code, but even the best- intentioned merchant captains could be fooled by cleverly forged papers.

    BLAZE OF GLORY

  • U-20 also carried a German merchant marine officer whose duty was to help identify any merchant ship targets whose nationality was in doubt.

    Castles of Steel

  • Captain Winslow Bryant, of the Federation merchant ship Wyoming.

    BLAZE OF GLORY

  • An American passenger on a British merchant ship was called a Schutzengel, guardian angel, and one published caricature depicted a mate reporting to the captain of a British ship that the vessel was ready to sail.

    Castles of Steel

  • After the usual brief mintues of anxious doubt over whether it was a merchant ship or a British cruiser, the vessel was identified as the Altmark.

    Graf Spee

  • The war at sea was now being waged in earnest; but the Athenia was not the war's first casualty, although she was the first merchant ship sunk without warning.

    Graf Spee

  • Steaming south, Cradock encountered a merchant ship on September 25 that told him that Dresden had passed into the Pacific a week before.

    Castles of Steel

  • Helena-Ascension-Freetown route, and once again the pocket battleship would be free to move about at will instead of worrying about a slow merchant ship follow ing along astern loaded with prisoners.

    Graf Spee

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