Merchant Mer"chant, a. Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(particularly a wholesale trader), ,