merchant ship

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merchant ship

A vessel engaged in mercantile trade except river craft, estuarial craft, or craft which operate solely within harbor limits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.merchant ship - a cargo shipmerchant ship - a cargo ship; "they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms"
cargo ship, cargo vessel - a ship designed to carry cargo
Translations
سَفينَه تِجاريَّه
obchodní loď
handelsskib
kereskedelmi hajó
kaupskip
obchodná loď
şilepticaret gemisi

merchant

(ˈməːtʃənt) noun
a trader, especially wholesale, in goods of a particular kind. timber/tea/wine merchants.
merchant marine/navy/service
the ships of a country that are employed in trading, and their crews. His son has joined the merchant navy.
merchant ship
a ship involved in trade.
References in classic literature ?
But a day or two after, you look about you, and prick your ears in this self-same ship; and were it not for the tell-tale boats and try-works, you would all but swear you trod some silent merchant vessel, with a most scrupulously neat commander.
They entered the roadstead; but as they drew near in order to cast anchor, a little cutter, looking like a coastguard formidably armed, approached the merchant vessel and dropped into the sea a boat which directed its course to the ladder.
As a matter of fact, a brig from the States and a merchant vessel were lying in the harbor.
You will be on board the merchant vessel, Sire,' the man answered.
It was so huge that we could only compare it to the mast of a twenty-oared merchant vessel of large burden, and able to venture out into open sea.
Well, then, if, like us, your excellency lived at Leghorn, you would hear, from time to time, that a little merchant vessel, or an English yacht that was expected at Bastia, at Porto-Ferrajo, or at Civita Vecchia, has not arrived; no one knows what has become of it, but, doubtless, it has struck on a rock and foundered.
And though this also holds true of merchant vessels, yet not by any means to the same extent as with whalemen.
Several battleships had escaped, but there were thousands of war and merchant vessels under guard of Thark warriors.
Further on, some remains of a gigantic aqueduct; here the high base of an Acropolis, with the floating outline of a Parthenon; there traces of a quay, as if an ancient port had formerly abutted on the borders of the ocean, and disappeared with its merchant vessels and its war-galleys.
He collected the rents of whole colonies of filthy streets and alleys by the waterside, advanced money to the seamen and petty officers of merchant vessels, had a share in the ventures of divers mates of East Indiamen, smoked his smuggled cigars under the very nose of the Custom House, and made appointments on 'Change with men in glazed hats and round jackets pretty well every day.
While conducting operations in the Gulf of Aden, ROKS Dae Jo Yeong proceeded to the merchant vessel and launched two life boats from the ship to immediately conduct a safety check of the crew and vessel.
Using these systems, the suspect merchant vessel MV Amber L was identified as its position at the time of the incident was close to the reported location.