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Spanish Armada

noun
1.
Armada (def 1).
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  • It was like Drake playing bowls with the Spanish Armada in sight.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • The violent crisis of the Spanish Armada had marked the close of an epoch at Court.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • The epoch of the Spanish Armada is also the epoch of a genuine newspaper.

  • Drake took a distinguished part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

  • Devonshire men were among the very foremost in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

    Devonshire Francis A. Knight
  • At the time of the Spanish Armada the castle was most strongly fortified.

    The Isle of Wight G. E. Mitton
  • It was on this coast that the wreck of part of the Spanish Armada took place in 1588.

    Shaun O'Day of Ireland Madeline Brandeis
  • Note that it was from this port that the Spanish Armada sailed.

  • In 1588 the fortress was garrisoned in expectation of a landing by the Spanish Armada.

    English Coast Defences George Clinch
British Dictionary definitions for Spanish Armada

Spanish Armada

noun
1.
the great fleet sent by Philip II of Spain against England in 1588: defeated in the Channel by the English fleets and almost completely destroyed by storms off the Hebrides Also called the Armada
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