man-of-war

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

Definition of man-of-war

: a combatant warship of a recognized navy

First Known Use of man-of-war

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Man-of-war.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man-of-war. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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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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