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 And at anti-war rallies, protesters carry caricatures of Putin, declaring just where the Russian warship and invaders should go. Stanislav Kucher, CNN, 13 May 2022 As several recent press reports have made clear, the U.S. has also shared intelligence with Kyiv that has enabled the Ukrainian military to sink at least one Russian warship and assassinate several Russian generals. Damon Linker, The Week, 10 May 2022 Sandor had been working on the warship for about three months, his family said. Melissa Chan, NBC News, 5 May 2022 Moskva is the largest warship lost to enemy action since World War II. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Apr. 2022 The Russian missile cruiser Moskva, which was over 600 feet long and more than 12,000 tons, was the biggest warship by tonnage to sink during conflict since World War II. Alastair Gale, WSJ, 15 Apr. 2022 During the first days of the war, The Moskva was reportedly the warship that called on Ukrainian soldiers stationed on Snake Island in the Black Sea to surrender in a standoff. Adam Schreck, chicagotribune.com, 14 Apr. 2022 The Pentagon has confirmed the Russian warship was struck by Ukrainian Neptune missiles. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2022 However, Ukrainian officials said forces did strike a key Russian warship with missiles. Adam Schreck, Chron, 16 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of warship

1533, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Warship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warship. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of warship

: a ship armed for combat


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