Definition of Hampton roads
1. Noun. A channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay.
2. Noun. A naval battle of the American Civil War (1862); the indecisive battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac.
Group relationships: American Civil War, United States Civil War, War Between The States
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hampton Roads
Literary usage of Hampton roads
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"Proceedings by the Newport News & Old Point Railway & Electric Company against the hampton roads Railway & Electric Company to determine the necessity and ..."
2. The Virginia Handbook by Blair Howard, Mary K. Burnham, Bill Burnham (2005)
"hampton roads hampton roads, one of the world's finest and largest natural harbors, ... On the north side of hampton roads the Colonial towns of Jamestown, ..."
3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore (1866)
"FIGHT IN hampton roads, VA. ... of his squadron over the vastly superior forces of the enemy, in hampton roads, on the eighth and ninth of March last. ..."
4. The Progress of America, from the Discovery by Columbus to the Year 1846 by John Macgregor (1847)
"Be it further enacted, that the rates of pilotage for vessels of war shall be as follows:— to wit, from sea to hampton roads, two dollars and seventy-five ..."
5. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"Directions for hampton roads. When abreast of *Cape Henry light steer W. by N. or ... Vessels going out or coming into hampton roads, should not pass to the ..."