gunboat

noun gun·boat \ ˈgən-ˌbōt \

Definition of gunboat

:an armed ship of shallow draft

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First Known Use of gunboat

1777


GUNBOAT Defined for English Language Learners

gunboat

noun

Definition of gunboat for English Language Learners

  • : a small ship with guns


GUNBOAT Defined for Kids

gunboat

noun gun·boat \ ˈgən-ˌbōt \

Definition of gunboat for Students

:a small armed ship for use near a coast


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