[man-of-war] {n. phr.} 1. A stinging jellyfish in the Gulf ofMexico.

"No swimming today," the sign said, "as we have aman-of-war alert."

2. A large battleship displaying its national flagor insignia.

The shipwreck victims were picked up by an Americanman-of-war.

3. The albatross bird.

After several days at sea wenoticed some men-of-war majestically sailing through the skies.