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.
noun 1. a comedy (1596?) by Shakespeare.
noun 1. a very wealthy or influential merchant. noun 1. a very wealthy merchant noun a wealthy and politically influential person involved in trade
[mur-chuh nt] /ˈmɜr tʃənt/ noun 1. a person who buys and sells commodities for profit; dealer; trader. 2. a storekeeper; retailer: a local merchant who owns a store on Main Street. 3. Chiefly British. a wholesaler. adjective 4. pertaining to or used for trade or commerce: a merchant ship. 5. pertaining to the . 6. […]