ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-ship (audio)
variants or antiship
: designed to destroy ships
anti-ship missiles

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Russia’s other hypersonics – the Zircon anti-ship-missile, and the Avangard boost-glide vehicles – are true hypersonics, but some years behind in terms of development. David Hambling, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 The Tomahawks are effectively a stop gap until a forthcoming new surface-attack version of the indigenous Type 12 anti-ship missiles with range extended 750-900 miles enters service. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 28 Feb. 2023 The Russian Cruiser ‘Moskva’ In days and weeks after a Ukrainian navy anti-ship missile battery sank the Russian Black Sea Fleet cruiser Moskva on April 13, a lot of rumors circulated. David Axe, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 The backlog includes weapons such as Harpoon anti-ship missiles and F-16 fighter jets. Misty Severi, Washington Examiner, 22 Feb. 2023 Taiwan faces a $19 billion arms backlog, awaiting crucial weapons — such as Harpoon anti-ship missiles and F-16 fighter jets — that in many cases aren’t due to arrive for years. Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2023 This new Marine littoral regiment will be equipped with anti-ship missiles that could, experts say, be fired at Chinese ships in a Taiwan contingency. Ellen Nakashima And Christian Shepherd, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Anti-ship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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