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n. pl. men-of-war
1. See warship.
2. pl., also man-of-wars A Portuguese man-of-war.
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man o' war
n, pl men-of-war or men o' war
1. (Nautical Terms) a warship
2. (Animals) See Portuguese man-of-war
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a ship built or armed for combat purposes.
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|Noun||1.||man-of-war - a warship intended for combat |
sailing warship - a warship that was powered by sails and equipped with many heavy guns; not built after the middle of the 19th century
|2.||man-of-war - large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles|
siphonophore - a floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored
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