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.
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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