noun, plural men-of-war.
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Origin of man-of-war
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Very true,” replied Jack; “and as for a passage home in a man-of-war that will be more difficult still.Mr. Midshipman Easy|Captain Frederick Marryat
We took of the man-of-war's men thirty-five; several are wounded, and one since dead; twenty-four are sent to headquarters.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
And you know mighty well, you ain't got any man-of-war to signal now.'The Ebb-Tide|Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne
William Hotham, their Commodore, was on the man-of-war Preston.
At all events, a call makes people come up fast enough on board a man-of-war, father.Jacob Faithful|Captain Frederick Marryat