dreadnought


dread·nought

noun \ˈdred-ˌnt, -ˌnät\

Definition of DREADNOUGHT

1
:  a warm garment of thick cloth; also :  the cloth
2
[Dreadnought, British battleship]
a :  battleship
b :  one that is among the largest or most powerful of its kind

Examples of DREADNOUGHT

  1. <poor gas mileage did little to stem the popularity of that dreadnought of the roadways: the SUV>

First Known Use of DREADNOUGHT

1806

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