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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mer·chant, a. Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.
 Merchant bar, Merchant iron or Merchant steel, certain common sizes of wrought iron and steel bars.
 Merchant service or Merchant marine, the mercantile marine of a country. --Am. Cyc.
 Merchant ship, a ship employed in commerce.
 Merchant tailor, a tailor who keeps and sells materials for the garments which he makes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 merchant ship
      n : a cargo ship; "they did much of their overseas trade in
          foreign bottoms" [syn: bottom, freighter, merchantman]