merchant marine

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merchant marine (plural merchant marines)

  1. Ships and crews dedicated to commercial, rather than military, purposes.
    • 1923 May 28, "Captain Dollar Speaks," Time:
      Captain Robert Dollar of San Francisco, dean of American ship owners, . . . is still, although nearly 80, the eager champion of an American privately owned merchant marine.

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