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Merrimac

[mer-uh-mak] /ˈmɛr əˌmæk/
noun
1.
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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