Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads

noun
a channel in SE Virginia between the mouth of the James River and Chesapeake Bay: battle between the Monitor and the Virginia 1862.
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hampton roads

noun
1. a channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay 
2. a naval battle of the American Civil War (1862); the indecisive battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac 
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