merchant marine definition

  • noun:
    • A nation's commercial boats.
    • The employees of a nation's commercial vessels.
    • vessels and crews aimed at commercial, in place of military, functions.
    • The vessels had by nationals of a certain country being involved with civilian trade; also, the personnel operating those vessels. Distinguished from the navy, containing the vessels of war.
    • conveyance given by the ships belonging to one nation or business
    • the crew of a merchant vessel

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