Spanish Armada

Spanish Armada
/spænɪʃ aˈmadə/ (say spanish ah'mahduh)

the, a fleet sent by Spain against England in 1588; forced from the Channel by the English fleet and later shattered and dispersed by storms.
Also, the Armada, the Invincible Armada. {See armada}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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