Meaning of “warship” in the English Dictionary

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"warship" in British English

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warshipnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɔː.ʃɪp/ us /ˈwɔːr.ʃɪp/


  • Later, a similar bell was used to rescue objects from the Swedish warship Vasa in 1664.
  • The Mary Rose, the most important English warship of its time, was sunk in a battle against the French in 1545.
  • Two of the most important shipwrecks are the Swedish warship Vasa and the English warship Mary Rose.

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

"warship" in American English

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warshipnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɑrˌʃɪp/

a boat equipped with guns and other weapons of war

(Definition of “warship” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)