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Merchant ship   /mˈərtʃənt ʃɪp/   Listen
Merchant ship

A cargo ship.  Synonyms: bottom, freighter, merchantman.

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"Merchant ship" Quotes from Famous Books

... forests are nurseries of reptiles. Alligators of immense size are found in the rivers, creeks, and pools, and serpents are met with on the swampy banks of the river, as large as the main-topmast of a merchant ship, and much larger! The serpents being amphibious, often take to the water, and being driven unconsciously down the rivers by the currents, have been fallen in with on the coast ...
— Jack in the Forecastle • John Sherburne Sleeper

... Germans could not try to snatch a victory out of some lucky chance at the beginning of the war, when the odds were least against them, was of quite a different kind. The fact was that thousands of their trained seamen were hopelessly cut off from Germany by the British Navy. Nearly every German merchant ship outside of the North Sea or the Baltic was either taken by the British or chased into some neutral port from which it never got out. The crews were mostly reservists in the German Navy. They were ready for the call to arms. But they could not answer it. So new men had to ...
— Flag and Fleet - How the British Navy Won the Freedom of the Seas • William Wood

Words linked to "Merchant ship" :   cargo ship, cargo vessel, freighter

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