Na·val a. 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.
Usage: -- 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.
adj : connected with or belonging to or used in a navy; "naval
history"; "naval commander"; "naval vessels"