a medieval guild composed of merchants.
[mur-chuh nt-muh n] /ˈmɜr tʃənt mən/ noun, plural merchantmen. 1. a trading ship. /ˈmɜːtʃəntmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a merchant ship
noun 1. the vessels of a nation that are engaged in commerce. 2. the officers and crews of such vessels.
- Merchant navy
noun 1. the ships or crew engaged in a nation’s commercial shipping
noun 1. a company, nation, or person that sells military arms on the international market, usually to the highest bidder and without scruple or regard for political ramifications.