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 for naval
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Naval \Na"val\ (n[=a]"val), a. [L. navalis, fr. navis ship: cf.
     F. naval. See Nave of a church.]
     Having to do with shipping; of or pertaining to ships or a
     navy; consisting of ships; as, naval forces, successes,
     stores, etc.
     [1913 Webster]
     Naval brigade, a body of seamen or marines organized for
        military service on land.
     Naval officer.
     (a) An officer in the navy.
     (b) A high officer in some United States customhouses.
     Naval tactics, the science of managing or maneuvering
        vessels sailing in squadrons or fleets.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Nautical; marine; maritime.
     Usage: Naval, Nautical. Naval is applied to vessels, or a
            navy, or the things which pertain to them or in which
            they participate; nautical, to seamen and the art of
            navigation. Hence we speak of a naval, as opposed to a
            military, engagement; naval equipments or stores, a
            naval triumph, a naval officer, etc., and of nautical
            pursuits or instruction, nautical calculations, a
            nautical almanac, etc.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: connected with or belonging to or used in a navy; "naval
             history"; "naval commander"; "naval vessels"

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