Part of speech: noun

A fleet of war- vessels, as the so- called Invincible Armada, defeated off the coast of England in 1588.

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Usage examples "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)", John Holland Rose.
  2. 10. What became of the " Spanish Armada"? - "School History of North Carolina", 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", Thomas Hoover.