battleship

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noun bat·tle·ship \ˈba-təl-ˌship\

Definition of battleship

  1. :  a warship of the largest and most heavily armed and armored class

Origin and Etymology of battleship

short for line-of-battle ship


First Known Use: 1794


BATTLESHIP Defined for English Language Learners

battleship

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noun bat·tle·ship \ˈba-təl-ˌship\

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

battleship

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noun bat·tle·ship \ˈba-təl-ˌship\

Definition of battleship for Students

  1. :  a large warship with heavy armor and large guns



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