man-of-war

noun
\ˌma-nə(v)-ˈwȯr \
variants: or less commonly man-o'-war \ -​nə-​ \
plural men-of-war\ ˌme-​nə(v)-​ \ also men-o'-war\ -​nə-​ \

Definition of man-of-war 

: a combatant warship of a recognized navy

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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man-of-war

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English Language Learners Definition of man-of-war

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

man-of-war

noun
\ˌma-nəv-ˈwȯr\
plural men-of-war\ me-​ \

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