merchant ship Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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merchant shipnoun [C]

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TRANSPORT a ​ship used for ​trading rather than for military ​purposes: The submarine ​struck a Norwegian ​merchantship in the western Mediterranean Sea.
merchant shipping
noun [U]
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