fireship

noun
fire·​ship | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌship How to pronounce fireship (audio) \

Definition of fireship

: a ship carrying combustibles or explosives sent burning among the enemy's ships or works to set them on fire

First Known Use of fireship

1626, in the meaning defined above

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“Fireship.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fireship. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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