- 1A fleet of warships: an armada of destroyers, minesweepers, and gunboatsMore example sentences
- Fleets of aircraft, armadas of ships, armies of soldiers came across the English Channel and struck the German defenses.
- Instead of aerial armadas and huge tank fleets on the ground, the military response will also be low-key and downbeat but no less effective for having such a low profile.
- It clearly showed the vast armada of the invasion fleet standing just off the coast of Normandy.
mid 16th century: from Spanish, from armata, feminine past participle of Latin armare 'to arm'. Compare with army.