anti-ship

adjective

an·​ti-ship
ˌan-tē-ˈship,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-ship (audio)
variants or antiship
: designed to destroy ships
anti-ship missiles

Examples of anti-ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This would require the United States to position significant munitions—anti-ship missiles, mines, coastal and air defense batteries throughout the region and on Taiwan itself—enough to convince China that any attempt to take the island would prove futile. Dmitri Alperovitch, Foreign Affairs, 15 May 2024 On a routine basis, they are presumed to be carrying land-attack cruise missiles, anti-ship missiles, anti-submarine missiles, with a crew of up to 85 sailors. Michael Wilner, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 Hezbollah is estimated to have upward of 150,000 rockets and missiles, in addition to drones and anti-tank, anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles, according to a Reuters report, citing data from the CIA. Matt Bradley, NBC News, 18 Apr. 2024 Iran has the largest arsenal of ballistic missiles and drones in the Middle East, including cruise missiles and anti-ship missiles, experts say, as well as short-range and long-range ballistic missiles with ranges up to 2,000 kilometers (about 1,250 miles). Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2024 An anti-ship ballistic missile was launched around 11:30 a.m. Doha Madani, NBC News, 6 Mar. 2024 Some of the highest-cost military donations include tanks, anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles, weapon-locating radar systems, mine-clearing ships and patrol boats, helicopters, and multiple launch rocket systems, according to the Kiel Institute. Henrik Pettersson, CNN, 20 Mar. 2024 On March 6, however, an anti-ship missile launched by the Houthis struck a commercial vessel, the MV True Confidence, in the Gulf of Aden. Missy Ryan, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2024 The vessel was hit by a Houthi anti-ship missile and fire quickly spread on board. Scott McLean, CNN, 14 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-ship was in 1906

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“Anti-ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-ship. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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