Definition of Hampton Roads in English:

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Hampton Roads

A deep-water estuary in southeastern Virginia, 4 miles (6 km) long, that is formed by the James River where it joins Chesapeake Bay. It is the site of the battle between the ships Merrimac and Monitor in 1862 during the Civil War.

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Syllabification: Hamp·ton Roads

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