Na"val(n"vl), a. [L. navalis, fr. navis ship: cf. F. naval. See Nave of a church.] Having to do with shipping; of or pertaining to ships or a navy; consisting of ships; as, naval forces, successes, stores, etc.
Naval brigade, a body of seamen or marines organized for military service on land. --
Naval officer. (a) An officer in the navy. (b) A high officer in some United States customhouses. --
Naval tactics, the science of managing or maneuvering vessels sailing in squadrons or fleets.
Syn. -- Nautical; marine; maritime. -- Naval, Nautical. Naval is applied to vessels, or a navy, or the things which pertain to them or in which they participate; nautical, to seamen and the art of navigation. Hence we speak of a
naval, as opposed to a military, engagement;
naval equipments or stores, a
naval triumph, a
naval officer, etc., and of nautical pursuits or instruction, nautical calculations, a nautical almanac, etc.
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