Of or relating to ships or shipping. See Synonyms at nautical.(adjective)
Of or relating to a navy.(adjective)
Having a navy: a great naval power. (adjective)
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Use "naval" in a sentence
"States to keep troops in time of peace, and they are expressly distinguished and placed in a separate category from land or naval forces in the sixteenth paragraph above quoted; and the words _land_ and _naval forces_ are shown by paragraphs 12, 13, and 14, to mean the Army and Navy of the Confederate States."
"Balanea, Carnus -- which he calls the naval station of Aradus -- Enydra,"
"During the war six million men passed through South African ports in naval convoys while their ships were repaired, refueled and equipped."