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Sea

… water within an ocean.

Synonyms of sea

plural: sea

adjective: marine, maritime, nautical, naval, seagoing, seaside

noun: ocean, brine, deep, wave

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Tricorne

… At the peak of its popularity, the tricorne was worn as civilian dress and as part of military and naval uniforms. Its distinguishing characteristic was a practical one: the turned-up portions of the brim formed gutters that directed rainwater away from the wearer’s face, depositing most of it over his shoulders. Before the invention of specialized rain gear, this was a distinct advantage.

Synonyms of tricorne

noun: tricorn; plural: tricorns; related terms: cocked hat.

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Boat

… such as the whaleboat were designed to be operated from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel (a ship). Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Strictly speaking and uniquely a submarine is a boat as defined by the Royal Navy. Some boats too large for the naval definition include the Great Lakes freighter, riverboat, narrowboat and ferryboat. The term armed boat, …

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Blockade

… investment; plural: sieges, investments; related terms: encirclement, military action, action, naval blockade, beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, siege, armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine.

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Equipment

… support, life-support system, life support, life-support system, material, equipage, materiel, naval equipment, photographic equipment, radiotherapy equipment, recorder, recording equipment, recording machine.

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Atlantis

… Plato’s dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 BC.

According to Plato, Atlantis was a naval power lying “in front of the Pillars of Hercules” that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean “in a single day and night of misfortune”.

Synonyms of Atlantis

– ; related terms: fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place.

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Admiral

… officer.

Definition of Admiral:

Short definition

A commander of a fleet or naval squadron, or a naval officer of very high rank.

Complete definition

Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks, of the highest naval officers. It is usually considered a full admiral (equivalent to full general) and above vice admiral and below admiral of the fleet (or fleet admiral). It is usually abbreviated to “Adm” or “ADM”. Where relevant, admiral has a …

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Duel

… warfare between fighter pilots. A battle between two warships is also referred to as a duel or a naval duel, especially in the Age of Sail when such encounters were more common.

* single combat, duell, duelling…

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