Battleship Definition

bătl-shĭp
battleships
noun
battleships
Any one of a class of warships of the largest size, carrying the greatest number of weapons and clad with the heaviest armor.
American Heritage
Any of a class of large warships with the biggest guns and very heavy armor.
Webster's New World

(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.

Wiktionary

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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Other Word Forms of Battleship

Noun

Singular:
battleship
Plural:
battleships

Origin of Battleship

  • Short for line-of-battle ship

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

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