Synonyms for battleship

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It was so huge and vast that even the crew of the battleship burst into a cheer.

It was the solemn note of a battleship destroyed by its own magazines.

A battleship should be at least twice as long as a torpedo-boat destroyer.

A view of the battleship as it will look in the water is shown in Fig. 31.

France had accepted the verdict; but now a second battleship was gone.

You are thinking, 'Here is the miscreant, the scoundrel, who destroyed our battleship!'

A battleship was just leaving the Lower Bay, smoke pouring from every funnel.

The launch reached the battleship, was hoisted and stowed on board.

I am attached to the battleship 'Hudson,' now lying in this harbor.

This planet seems to have no possible motive or use for a battleship.

WORD ORIGIN

1794, shortened from line-of-battle ship (1705), one large enough to take part in a main attack (formerly one of 74-plus guns); from battle (n.) + ship (n.). Later in U.S. Navy in reference to a class of ships that carried guns of the largest size. The last was decommissioned in 2006. Battleship-gray as a color is attested from 1916. Fighter and bomber airplanes in World War I newspaper articles were sometimes called battleplanes, but it did not catch on.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BATTLESHIP

destroyer

nouna swift armed surface vessel
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