Definition of naval crown
1 : a golden crown given as a reward for sea service in ancient Rome that consists of galley prows arranged in a circle to form the rim
2 or naval coronet : a heraldic representation of a crown of gold with ship sterns and square sails arranged alternately on the fillet
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of naval crown
translation of Latin corona navalis
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up naval crown? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).