Definition of battleship
: a warship of the largest and most heavily armed and armored class
Recent Examples of battleship from the Web
That's a lot of pop from a shortstop who plays every day and isn't built along the lines of the battleship-sized shortstops of the past such as Cal Ripken, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter.
The German pocket battleship Graf Spee, scuttled after its defeat in the Battle of Scapa Flow, collects dust and cobwebs on my dresser.
Durable goods, ranging from refrigerators to battleships, are items meant to last at least three years.
Mitchell embarrassed the US Navy by sinking ships with bombers, proving the vulnerability of the battleship.
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Origin and Etymology of battleship
short for line-of-battle ship
First Known Use: 1794See Words from the same year
BATTLESHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of battleship for English Language Learners
: a large ship that has many big guns and is used in fighting wars
BATTLESHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of battleship for Students
: a large warship with heavy armor and large guns
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