Meaning of “battleship” in the English Dictionary


"battleship" in English

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battleshipnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæt.əl.ʃɪp/ us /ˈbæt̬.əl.ʃɪp/

Examples from literature

  • Admiral Benson gave directions that four coal-burning battleships should be sent over. 
  • Before I could reply, white smoke streamed from the battleship's bow. 
  • Each of the German battleships immediately took up the position prescribed by the plan of battle. 
  • One enemy battleship was fighting us, and had to be destroyed. 
  • Some three miles off shore lay the biggest battleship he had ever set eyes on. 

(Definition of “battleship” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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