battleship

noun bat·tle·ship \ ˈba-tᵊl-ˌship \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of battleship

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

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Origin and Etymology of battleship

short for line-of-battle ship


BATTLESHIP Defined for English Language Learners

battleship

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

noun bat·tle·ship \ ˈba-tᵊl-ˌship \

Definition of battleship for Students

: a large warship with heavy armor and large guns


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