What does the word armada mean?

Usage examples for armada

  1. Then the armada was to return with all speed to Boulogne, where Napoleon expected it to arrive between June 10th and July 10th. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  2. 10. What became of the " Spanish Armada"? – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  3. Yet another story, spreading among the Spanish planters on Hispaniola, was that an English armada had tried to invade the city of Santo Domingo on the southern coast, but was repulsed ingloriously, with hundreds lost. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover