Armada

Armada (Arma`da) , named the Invincible, an armament fitted out in 1588 by Philip II. of Spain against England, consisting of 130 war-vessels, mounted with 2430 cannon, and manned by 20,000 soldiers; was defeated in the Channel on July 20 by Admiral Howard, seconded by Drake, Hawkins, and Frobisher; completely dispersed and shattered by a storm in retreat on the coasts of Scotland and Ireland, the English losing only one ship; of the whole fleet only 53 ships found their way back to Spain, and these nearly all hors de combat.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Ar`lon * Armageddon
A`rius
Arizo`na
Ark of the Covenant
Arkans`as
Arkwright, Sir Richard
Arlberg
Arles
Ar`lincourt, Viscount d'
Ar`lington, Henry Bennet, Earl of
Ar`lon
Arma`da
Armageddon
Armagh
Armagnac
Armagnacs
Armato`les
Armed soldier of Democracy
Arme`nia
Armenians
Armentières
Armi`da

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Armada in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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Alan, William
Elizabeth
Frobisher, Sir Martin
Hobbes, Thomas
Sutton, Thomas
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Vere, Edward