Definition of merchant marine in English:
Another term for merchant navy.
- 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.
Definition of merchant marine in:
- US English dictionary
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