Recent Examples of gunboat from the Web
While the game was played, two U.S. gunboats were anchored in the harbor and sent large delegations of sailors and officials to Almendares Park for the match, and groups of servicemen from nearby Camp Columbia were on hand as well.
Last year, the Russian navy hit rebel targets north of Aleppo by firing cruise missiles from gunboats in the Caspian Sea, flying them more than 900 miles over Iran and Iraq.
In the 19th century American gunboats forced the Japanese shogunate to open its markets to foreigners.
Constant fire from river gunboats and land forces made their position untenable.
Gaza fishermen are blocked by Israeli gunboats and forbidden to venture beyond six miles.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — More than two decades after it was discovered at the bottom of Lake Champlain, a Revolutionary War gunboat may see the light of day under a museum plan to raise, preserve and put the vessel on display.
More than two decades after it was discovered at the bottom of Lake Champlain, a Revolutionary War gunboat will be raised, preserved and displayed for the public.
This story has been corrected to reflect that work to raise and preserve the gunboat is in the proposal stage, not already underway.
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Definition of gunboat for English Language Learners
: a small ship with guns
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