Man of war

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A warrior; a soldier
(Naut.) See in the Vocabulary.
- Shak.
See Portuguese man-of-war under man-of-war and also see Physalia.
(Naut.) See in the Vocabulary.

See also: Man, Man, Man, War

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
In which the arrival of a man of war puts a final end to hostilities, and causes the conclusion of a firm and lasting peace between all parties.
He could be a man of peace and he could be a man of war. He could be a man for all seasons or a man for one season.