1 of, in, for, etc. the navy or a navy.
2 of or concerning ships (a naval battle).
Phrases and idioms:
naval academy a college for training naval officers. naval architect a designer of ships. naval architecture the designing of ships. naval officer an officer in a navy. naval stores all materials used in shipping.
navally adv.
Etymology: L navalis f. navis ship

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