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naval

Syllabification: na·val
Pronunciation: /ˈnāvəl
 
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Definition of naval in English:

adjective

Of, in, or relating to a navy or navies: a naval officer naval operations
More example sentences
  • I would like to study about the naval history between the Japanese and the Royal Navy.
  • He is also an avid historian and often conducts tours of the historical naval base.
  • The harbour at Suda Bay was the largest in the Mediterranean Sea and an ideal base for naval operations.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin navalis, from navis 'ship'.

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