the ensign used by all ships engaged in commerce, fishing, etc.
noun, British Finance. 1. a private banking firm engaged chiefly in investing in new issues of securities and in accepting bills of exchange in foreign trade. noun 1. (in Britain) a financial institution engaged primarily in accepting foreign bills, advising companies on flotations and takeovers, underwriting new issues, hire-purchase finance, making long-term loans to companies, […]
noun 1. 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.