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naval

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adjective na·val \ˈnā-vəl\

Simple Definition of naval

  • : of or relating to a country's navy

Full Definition of naval

  1. 1 obsolete :  of or relating to ships or shipping

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to a navy b :  consisting of or involving warships

Origin of naval

Middle English, from Latin navalis, from navis ship


First Known Use: 15th century

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naval

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adjective na·val \ˈnā-vəl\

Definition of naval

  1. :  of or relating to a navy or warships <naval vessels>




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