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An armed naval vessel, primarily one armed with cannon and propelled by sails.

Additional definitions for 'man-of-war':

man-of-warUsed other than as an idiom: see man, of, war. (A military man.)
man-of-warA jellyfish-like marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae, a Portuguese man-of-war or Pacific man-of-war.
man-of-warA man of war bird, a magnificent frigatebird.
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