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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pock′et bat′tleship(n.)

  1. a small, lightly armored but heavily armed warship serving as a battleship because of treaty restrictions.

    Category: Military

Origin of pocket battleship:

1930

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pocket battleship(noun)

    a small battleship built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament (from 1925 to 1930)

Wiktionary

  1. pocket battleship(Noun)

    Any of a class of German cruisers, having guns normally found on a battleship, operated during World War II; a battlecruiser

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