battleship definition

  • noun:
    • anybody of a class of warships associated with largest dimensions, carrying the maximum amount of weapons and clad with the heaviest armor. Also referred to as battlewagon.
    • big money warship displacing tens and thousands of tons, greatly armoured and equipped with big weapons. Battleships are now actually obsolescent, replaced by smaller vessels with guided missiles. Types: dreadnought, pre-dreadnought.
    • Non-functional rocket stage, utilized for configuration and integration tests.
    • A guessing online game played on grid paper, see Battleship (online game)
    • A ship of war; particularly, a robust war-ship built to combat in the line-of-battle; in recent usage, a heavily armored and armed sea-going war-ship designed for the line-of-battle.
    • huge and heavily armoured warship
  • others:
    • An armor-plated warship built of steel and heavily equipped, generally speaking having over ten thousand tons displacement, and intended to be fit to combat the heaviest enemy boats lined up of struggle; many greatly equipped and armored course of warship at any given time.

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