Definitions

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  • n. The commander of a fleet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The commander of a fleet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, the commander of a fleet; an admiral.

Etymologies

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Latin navarchus

Examples

  • Yet as navarch, “admiral,” Eurybiades exercised power that would have been denied to him on land.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • He spoke in a changed voice now; again the navarch was startled.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • Her navarch sends word that all is even as Themistocles and Aristeides tell.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • The trireme, pulling only one of her banks, was dropping behind, her navarch leaving the tiring chase to the penteconter, but the latter hung on doggedly.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • Ameinias the navarch walked the deck above the stern-cabin with nervous strides.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • Here an Æginetan galley dropped behind, yonder a Corinthian navarch suffered his men to back water.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • The navarch turned over the packet curiously, then to the amazement of the sailors seemed to stagger against the mast.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • “Till to-morrow,” an olive-skinned Cilician navarch had spoken.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • They keep us out, and bawl, ‘The navarch! show us the navarch, or Hellas is lost.’

    A Victor of Salamis

  • “Again,” thundered the navarch, and as the cord stretched a howl of mortal agony escaped the prisoner.

    A Victor of Salamis

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