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merchant marinenoun [C or S]

US (UK merchant navy)
a country's ​ships that ​carrygoods and are not used for ​militarypurposes: The ​merchantmarinessuffered a ​highercasualtyrate than any ​branch of the ​armedservices. He ​served in the Merchant Marine.
(Definition of merchant marine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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merchant marinenoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɜr·tʃənt məˈrin/
a country’s ​ships that are ​involved in ​trade
(Definition of merchant marine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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