Definition of merchant marine in English:

merchant marine

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noun

North American
  • another term for merchant navy.
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    • His real education began when he joined the merchant marine and took a job in a freighter's engine room.
    • The future's merchant marine ship looked like a merchant marine ship and the talk was pay and work conditions.
    • Such an oligarchy had been predisposed to heavy spending on the navy, producing a fleet strong enough to defend a merchant marine that carried a large proportion of the world's overseas trade.

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