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Definitions for battleship
ˈbæt lˌʃɪpbat·tle·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. battleship, battlewagon(noun)

    large and heavily armoured warship

Wiktionary

  1. battleship(Noun)

    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.

  2. battleship(Noun)

    Non-functional rocket stage, used for configuration and integration tests.

  3. battleship(Noun)

    A guessing game played on grid paper, see

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  1. Battleship

    A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of heavy caliber guns. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries the battleship was the most powerful type of warship, and a fleet of battleships was vital for any nation which desired to maintain command of the sea. During World War II, aircraft carriers overtook battleships in power. Some battleships remained in service during the Cold War and the last were decommissioned in the 1990s. The word battleship was coined around 1794 and is a contraction of the phrase line-of-battle ship, the dominant wooden warship during the Age of Sail. The term came into formal use in the late 1880s to describe a type of ironclad warship, now referred to by historians as pre-dreadnought battleships. In 1906, the commissioning of HMS Dreadnought heralded a revolution in battleship design. Following battleship designs, influenced by HMS Dreadnought, were referred to as "dreadnoughts". Battleships were a symbol of naval dominance and national might, and for decades the battleship was a major factor in both diplomacy and military strategy. The global arms race in battleship construction began in Europe, following the 1890 publication of Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660–1783. This arms race culminated at the decisive Battle of Tsushima in 1905; the outcome of which significantly influenced the design of HMS Dreadnought. The launch of Dreadnought in 1906 commenced a new naval arms race which was widely considered to have been an indirect cause of World War I. The Naval Treaties of the 1920s and 1930s limited the number of battleships, though technical innovation in battleship design continued. Both the Allies and the Axis Powers deployed battleships during World War II.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of battleship in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of battleship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of battleship in a Sentence

  1. Kazushige Todaka:

    It's a wonderful discovery, if it's true, as we have long been looking for the battleship, it's fateful that the discovery was made on the 70th anniversary of (the end of) World War 2. The memory of the war has been fading away after 70 years and the survivors of the war are disappearing. It is very meaningful discovery and a good chance for us to remind ourselves the war and its tragedy.

  2. Los Angeles:

    Iowa and Los Angeles have a ton in common, not just because we have the U.S.S. Iowa battleship in our port, we have the same struggles. We have the same hopes right now, and we have the same challenges before us.

  3. French President Francois Hollande:

    In September 2014, I suspended the delivery of the first Mistral battleship to Russia, due to the conflictual situation, a year later, France clearly could not deliver a force-projection instrument to Russia in the current context. The issue was addressed with a strong sense of responsibility from both sides and with mutual respect. I discussed this with President Putin on several occasions.

  4. Mike Fawkes:

    They're stuck with China for some period of time, it's very hard when you're managing a big battleship like they are.

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