men-of-war men-of-war

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a warship intended for combat
  2. (n) large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles

Usage(s):

  1. Hong Kong harbor, seventh busiest in the world, is always alive with yachts, junks, ferries, sampans, freighters, liners, men-of-war.
  2. There was no further firing upon Nanking by men-of-war.

News

  • Beach-goers advised to avoid Portuguese man-of-war

    It is not unusual for Vineyarders to report sighting the balloon-shaped sail of Portuguese men-of-war in the summer months. But sightings in early June are unusual.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Martha's Vineyard Times

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