Indiaman definition

  • noun:
    • a big merchant ship formerly applied to trade routes to India.
    • a sizable ship that traded between Britain and India for the East India business
    • a sizable vessel into the Asia trade.
    • generally, a ship engaged in the Asia trade; especially and purely, a ship of large tonnage, previously officered and equipped by the East India Company for the trade.
    • a sizable sailing ship which was involved with the British trade with India

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