noun \ˌma-nə(v)-ˈwr\

: a ship that has many weapons and is used for war

plural men–of–war \ˌme-nə(v)-\ also men–o'–war \-nə-\

Full Definition of MAN-OF-WAR

:  a combatant warship of a recognized navy

Variants of MAN-OF-WAR

man–of–war also man–o'–war \-nə-\

First Known Use of MAN-OF-WAR

15th century


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