Definition of West Indiaman in English:

West Indiaman

Pronunciation /ˌwɛst ˈɪndɪəman/ /ˌwɛst ˈɪndɪəmən/

noun

historical
  • A ship (typically a large sailing ship) engaged in trade with the West Indies.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Treasury Papers. From the name of West India + man.