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noun as in can

noun as in warship

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The rebels wished to advance from Lutao, but were kept back by the fire from the gunboat Maria Cristina.

Meanwhile, the Australian submarine has got up through the Narrows and has torpedoed a gunboat at Chunuk.

Subsequently a gunboat was sent to San Fernando de la Union to shell the town.

On that date the American gunboat Petrel and a large steam-launch suddenly appeared in Cebú harbour.

In January, 1899, a Spanish gunboat silently entered the port without the customary whistling and firing of salute.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gunboat, such as: bottle, bucket, canister, jar, package, and aluminum.

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