warship

noun
war·​ship | \ ˈwȯr-ˌship How to pronounce warship (audio) \

Definition of warship

: a naval vessel

Examples of warship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Caleb Jones/Associated Press In the murky depths thousands of feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, two Japanese warships that have rested undisturbed since the Battle of Midway in World War II have been discovered. Christine Hauser, New York Times, "Wrecked Japanese Carriers, Lost in WWII, Are Found in Pacific Depths," 21 Oct. 2019 Suga said Japan plans to deploy warships initially for information gathering purposes to the Gulf of Oman, the Northern Arabian Sea and nearby waters, but did not include the Strait of Hormuz at the center of the U.S.-Iran tension. Washington Post, "Japan to send own force, won’t join US coalition for Mideast," 19 Oct. 2019 Suga said Japan plans to deploy warships initially for information gathering purposes to the Gulf of Oman, the Northern Arabian Sea and nearby waters, but did not include the Strait of Hormuz at the center of the U.S.-Iran tension. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Japan to send own force, won’t join US coalition for Mideast," 18 Oct. 2019 In the summer of 1619, two warships manned by English privateers raided a Portuguese vessel the pirates hoped was brimming with gold. Ishaan Tharoor, Twin Cities, "Ishaan Tharoor: The 1619 Project and the fear of history," 22 Aug. 2019 China has rejected requests for two U.S. Navy warships to visit Hong Kong as massive, weekslong pro-democracy protests continue to roil the former British colony, a U.S. defense official told Fox News. Fox News, "China denies request for US Navy warships to visit a restive Hong Kong," 14 Aug. 2019 As shellfire from Allied warships began silencing enemy gunners on the cliffs, however, soldiers rallied and pushed inland through ravines toward Colleville-sur-Mer. National Geographic, "'Top Secret' maps reveal the massive Allied effort behind D-Day," 3 June 2019 When it was commissioned in 2017, the 100,000-tonne USS Gerald R. Ford, the first in a new class of carriers, became the priciest warship in history at $13bn. The Economist, "Aircraft-carriers are big, expensive, vulnerable—and popular," 14 Nov. 2019 The crew of the Petrel found the sunken remains of the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga, which sank in the historic Battle of Midway, and are searching the vast area for other sunken warships in the coming days. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of warship

1533, in the meaning defined above

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3 Dec 2019

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“Warship.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warship. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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warship

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English Language Learners Definition of warship

: a military ship that has many weapons and is used for fighting in wars

warship

noun
war·​ship | \ ˈwȯr-ˌship How to pronounce warship (audio) \

Kids Definition of warship

: a ship armed for combat

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