man-of-war[man′əv wôr′, -ə wôr′]
- Used other than as an idiom: see man,â€Ž of,â€Ž war. (A military man.)
- An armed naval vessel, primarily one armed with cannon and propelled by sails.
- A jellyfish-like marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae, a Portuguese man-of-war or Pacific man-of-war.
- A man of war bird, a magnificent frigatebird.
(plural men of war)
- Alternative form of man-of-war.