Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun merchant_marine

2 senses of merchant marine

Sense 1
merchant marine -- (the crew of a merchant vessel)
       => crew -- (the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.))

Sense 2
shipping, cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels -- (conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry)
       => conveyance, transport -- (something that serves as a means of transportation)

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