Battleship meaning

bătl-shĭp
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Any one of a class of warships of the largest size, carrying the greatest number of weapons and clad with the heaviest armor.
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Any of a class of large warships with the biggest guns and very heavy armor.
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(military) Large capital warship displacing tens of thousands of tons, heavily armoured and armed with big guns. Battleships are now obsolescent, replaced by smaller vessels with guided missiles. Types: dreadnought, pre-dreadnought.
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Non-functional rocket stage, used for configuration and integration tests.
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A guessing game played on grid paper, see Battleship (game)
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Origin of battleship

  • Short for line-of-battle ship

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition