Meaning of “merchant navy” in the English Dictionary

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"merchant navy" in British English

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

"the merchant navy" in Business English

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the merchant navynoun [ S ]

uk us UK US the merchant marine

TRANSPORT the ships of a country that are used for trading rather than for military purposes

(Definition of “the merchant navy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)