Meaning of “merchant marine” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “merchant marine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"merchant marine" in American English

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merchant marinenoun [ U ]

us /ˈmɜr·tʃənt məˈrin/

a country’s ships that are involved in trade

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"the merchant marine" in Business English

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the merchant marinenoun [ S ]

uk us US

TRANSPORT →  the merchant navy

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