man-of-war bird
man-of-war bird man-of-war bird n. (Zo["o]l.), The frigate bird, a long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail; also applied to the skua gulls, and to the wandering albatross. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • man-of-war bird — n. FRIGATE BIRD * * * …   Universalium

  • man-of-war bird — n. FRIGATE BIRD …   English World dictionary

  • man-of-war bird — noun long billed warm water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail • Syn: ↑frigate bird • Hypernyms: ↑pelecaniform seabird • Member Holonyms: ↑Fregata, ↑genus Fregata * * * man of war bird or …   Useful english dictionary

  • man-of-war bird — Frigate Frig ate, n. [F. fr[ e]gate, It. fregata, prob. contracted fr. L. fabricata something constructed or built. See {Fabricate}.] 1. Originally, a vessel of the Mediterranean propelled by sails and by oars. The French, about 1650, transferred …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • man-of-war bird —    Iwa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • man-of-war hawk — man of war bird or man of war hawk, = frigate bird. (Cf. ↑frigate bird) Also, man o war bird or hawk …   Useful english dictionary

  • Man of war — can refer to more than one item, article or animal. See: Man of war, a type of historical heavily armed warship from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Man of war, the United Kingdom title of the Norwegian WWII movie Max Manus Man of war bird, aka… …   Wikipedia

  • Man-of-war — n; pl. {Men of war}. 1. A government vessel employed for the purposes of war, esp. one of large size; a ship of war. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: ship of the line. [1913 Webster] 2. The {Portuguese man of war}. Syn: Syn. , jellyfish. [WordNet 1.5] {Ma …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Man-of-war hawk — Man of war Man of war , n; pl. {Men of war}. 1. A government vessel employed for the purposes of war, esp. one of large size; a ship of war. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: ship of the line. [1913 Webster] 2. The {Portuguese man of war}. Syn: Syn. ,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Man-of-war's man — Man of war Man of war , n; pl. {Men of war}. 1. A government vessel employed for the purposes of war, esp. one of large size; a ship of war. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: ship of the line. [1913 Webster] 2. The {Portuguese man of war}. Syn: Syn. ,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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