Meaning of naumachia

nau•ma•chi•a

Pronunciation: (nô-mā'kē-u), [key]
— pl. -chi•ae -chi•as.
  1. a mock sea fight, given as a spectacle among the ancient Romans.
  2. a place for presenting such spectacles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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