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merchant navy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
merchant navyˌmerchant ˈnavy British English, merchant marine American English noun [singular]  BTTWall of a country’s ships that are used for trade, not war, and the people who work on these ships John worked as a chef in the merchant navy.
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merchant navyThe importance of the merchant navy in the formation of the maritime culture in North Shields was very great.
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