freighter vs merchantman what difference

what is difference between freighter and merchantman

English

Etymology

freight +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɹeɪtɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɹeɪtə/
  • Rhymes: -eɪtə(ɹ)

Noun

freighter (plural freighters)

  1. One who loads a ship, or one who charters and loads a ship.
  2. One employed in receiving and forwarding freight.
  3. One for whom freight is transported.
  4. (nautical) A vessel used mainly to carry freight; a cargo ship.
  5. (aviation, by extension) An aircraft used mainly to carry freight; a cargo aircraft or cargo plane.

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English

Etymology

merchant +‎ -man

Noun

merchantman (plural merchantmen)

  1. (obsolete) A merchant.
  2. A cargo ship, engaged in commercial activities, as opposed to a warship.

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