merchant marine

merchant marine
Synonyms and related words:
Naval Construction Battalion, RN, Royal Navy, Seabees, USN, United States Navy, argosy, armada, bottoms, coast guard, division, escadrille, fleet, flotilla, line, marine, merchant fleet, merchant navy, mosquito fleet, naval forces, naval militia, naval reserve, navy, shipping, ships, squadron, task force, task group, tonnage, whaling fleet

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  • merchant marine — mer chant ma*rine , n. The ships owned by nationals of a particular country that are engaged in civilian commerce; also, the personnel operating those vessels. Distinguished from the {navy}, which contains the vessels of war. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • merchant marine — n. 1. all the ships of a nation that are used in commerce 2. their personnel …   English World dictionary

  • merchant marine — 1. the vessels of a nation that are engaged in commerce. 2. the officers and crews of such vessels. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * Commercial ships of a nation, whether privately or publicly owned, and the personnel who operate such ships, as distinct… …   Universalium

  • merchant marine — noun 1. the crew of a merchant vessel • Hypernyms: ↑crew 2. conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry • Syn: ↑shipping, ↑cargo ships, ↑merchant vessels • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • merchant marine — noun Date: 1839 1. the privately or publicly owned commercial ships of a nation 2. the personnel of a merchant marine; specifically a member of a merchant marine • merchant mariner noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • merchant marine — noun a) Ships dedicated to commercial, rather than military, purposes, with their crew. Captain Robert Dollar of San Francisco, dean of American ship owners, . . . is still, although nearly 80, the eager champion of an American privately owned… …   Wiktionary

  • Merchant Marine Mariner's Medal — Awarded by United States Merchant Marine Type Individual Award Awarded for …   Wikipedia

  • Merchant Marine Defense Bar — Merchant Marine Defense Medal (Bar) Merchant Marine Defense Medal Awarded by United States Merchant Marine Type Individual Award Eligibility …   Wikipedia

  • Merchant Marine Meritorious Service Medal — Awarded by United States Merchant Marine Type Individual Award …   Wikipedia

  • Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Medal — (Bar) Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Medal Awarded by United States Merchant Marine Type Individual Award …   Wikipedia

  • Merchant Marine Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone Medal — (Bar) Merchant Marine Mediterranean Middle East War Zone Medal Awarded by United States Merchant Marine Type Individual Award …   Wikipedia

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