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merchant seaman

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations, Water
merchant seamanˌmerchant ˈseaman noun [countable]  BOTTWa sailor in the merchant navy
Examples from the Corpus
merchant seamanMeale, who began working life as a merchant seaman and was later an Aycliffe councillor, is unamused.When he earned his law degree in 1933, he had already worked as a merchant seaman.The 37-year-old merchant seaman killed Joyce after a night out ended in drunken violence.
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