merchant marine

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merchant marine

1. A nation's commercial ships.
2. The personnel of a nation's commercial ships.
3. A merchant mariner.

mer′chant marine′

1. the ships of a nation that are engaged in commerce.
2. the officers and crews of such ships.
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Noun1.merchant marine - the crew of a merchant vesselmerchant marine - the crew of a merchant vessel  
crew - the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
2.merchant marine - conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industrymerchant marine - conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
transport, conveyance - something that serves as a means of transportation
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More rapidly now we closed the distance between ourselves and the stranger, until I could plainly see the red ensign of the British merchant marine.
Not content with this, they impressed the merchant marine.
When our merchant marine shall ply the great Pellucidarian seas, and cargoes of silks and typewriters and books shall forge their ways where only hideous saurians have held sway since time began
Liberty's War: An Engineer's Memoir of the Merchant Marine, 1942-45
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Earlier, the government said Hyundai Merchant Marine Co.
So I told her, "I'm in the Merchant Marine," I said, "you can't stop me.
To the spread of our trade in peace and the defense of our flag in war, a great and prosperous merchant marine is indispensable.
Joint venture firm China VLCC has entered into a deal to purchase a pair of secondhand VLCCs from Sinokor Merchant Marine at a total price of $165m.
However, the US flag Merchant Marine is in serious decline and this should be cause for concern.
South Korean steelmaker POSCO and shipper Hyundai Merchant Marine are exploring the possibility of importing Russian coal via North Korea ahead of the pilot program of the Rajin Khasan logistics, according to the Korea Herald.

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