pocket battleship

noun

Definition of pocket battleship 

: a small German battleship built so as to come within treaty limitations of tonnage and armament

First Known Use of pocket battleship

1929, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pocket battleship

Share pocket battleship

Statistics for pocket battleship

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pocket battleship

The first known use of pocket battleship was in 1929

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on pocket battleship

See words that rhyme with pocket battleship

Comments on pocket battleship

What made you want to look up pocket battleship? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!