Man`*of*war"\, n; pl. Men-of-war. A government vessel employed for the purposes of war, esp. one of large size; a ship of war.

Man-of-war bird (Zo["o]l.), The frigate bird; also applied to the skua gulls, and to the wandering albatross.

Man-of-war hawk (Zo["o]l.), the frigate bird.

Man-of-war's man, a sailor serving in a ship of war.

Portuguese man-of-war (Zo["o]l.), any species of the genus Physalia. See Physalia.
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