pocket battleship


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

Examples of pocket battleship in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pocket battleship was in 1929

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“Pocket battleship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pocket%20battleship. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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