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Noun: Hampton Roads
  1. A naval battle of the American Civil War (1862); the indecisive battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac
     
  2. A channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay

Type of: channel, naval battle

Part of: American Civil War, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, United States Civil War, VA, Virginia, War between the States

Encyclopedia: Hampton Roads, Virginia