Cartel ship
Cartel Car*tel", n. [F., fr. LL. cartellus a little paper, dim. fr. L. charta. See 1st {Card}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Mil.) An agreement between belligerents for the exchange of prisoners. --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster]

2. A letter of defiance or challenge; a challenge to single combat. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He is cowed at the very idea of a cartel., --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

{Cartel}, or {Cartel ship}, a ship employed in the exchange of prisoners, or in carrying propositions to an enemy; a ship beating a flag of truce and privileged from capture. [1913 Webster]


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