Merrimac


Merrimac
noun
an ironclad vessel built by the Confederate forces in the hope of breaking the blockade imposed by the North
Instance Hypernyms: ↑vessel, ↑watercraft

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/mer"euh mak'/, n.
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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