Merrimac

[ mer-uh-mak ]
/ ˈmɛr əˌmæk /

noun

a warship (originally the Union steamer Merrimack) that the Confederates converted into an ironclad, renamed the Virginia, and used against the Monitor in 1862 in the first battle between ironclads.
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