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Any of a class of very large warships, heavily armored and armed with numerous large-caliber guns. Also called battlewagon.

[Short for line-of-battle ship.]


(ˈbætəlˌʃɪp) or


1. (Military) a heavily armoured warship of the largest type having many large-calibre guns
2. (Military) (formerly) a warship of sufficient size and armament to take her place in the line of battle; ship of the line


(ˈbæt lˌʃɪp)

any of a class of warships that are heavily armored and are equipped with powerful armaments.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battleship - large and heavily armoured warshipbattleship - large and heavily armoured warship  
dreadnaught, dreadnought - battleship that has big guns all of the same caliber
pocket battleship - a small battleship built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament (from 1925 to 1930)
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war


noun warship, gunboat, man-of-war, ship of the line, capital ship the rumble of a great battleship going down the slipway
بارِجَ، سَفينَه حَرْبيَّهسَفِينَة حَرْبِيَّة
bitevní loď
ratni brod
bojová loď
chiến hạm


[ˈbætlʃɪp] N
1. (Mil) → acorazado m
2. battleships (= game) → los barquitos (juego)


[ˈbætəlʃɪp] ncuirassé m


[ˈbætlˌʃɪp] nnave f da guerra


(ˈbӕtl) noun
a fight between opposing armies or individuals. the last battle of the war.
to fight.
ˈbattlefield noun
the place where a battle is, or was, fought. dead bodies covered the battlefield.
ˈbattleship noun
a heavily armed and armoured warship.


سَفِينَة حَرْبِيَّة bitevní loď slagskib Kriegsschiff θωρηκτό acorazado sotalaiva cuirassé ratni brod corazzata 戦艦 전함 slagschip slagskip okręt wojenny couraçado линкор slagskepp เรือรบ muharebe zırhlısı chiến hạm 战舰
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He had been a member of the ill- fated expedition which had fallen into the hands of the Tharks at the time of Dejah Thoris' capture, and he briefly related the events which followed the defeat of the battleships.
A frugal mind cannot defend itself from considerable bitterness when reflecting that at the Battle of Actium (which was fought for no less a stake than the dominion of the world) the fleet of Octavianus Caesar and the fleet of Antonius, including the Egyptian division and Cleopatra's galley with purple sails, probably cost less than two modern battleships, or, as the modern naval book-jargon has it, two capital units.
Gleaming with windows, they loomed out of the twilight, reminding one, in their slate-colored paint, of magnificent battleships.
His pictures, which for months had lain at an agent's, careened like crippled battleships, had at length begun to find a market.
They tried it once, ages ago, but the next night and for a whole moon thereafter a thousand great black battleships circled the Mountains of Otz, pouring tons of projectiles upon the temples, the gardens, and the courts, until every thern who was not killed was driven for safety into the subterranean galleries.
It was made up of four battleships and five armoured cruisers ranking almost with battleships, not one of which was of a later date than 1913.
The treaty ports of the world were never entered by her visiting battleships.
 "And how many impenetrable battleships strike terror to the hearts
In other pictures there were steamships, battleships, submarines, and quaint looking railway trains--all small and antiquated in appearance to me, but wonderful to Victory.
Charley was off in his battleship, cruising somewhere on the Caribbean sea.
He lived almost entirely in a little room that was in the very centre of the enormous labyrinth of all the other rooms, and even in this he erected another sort of central cabin or cupboard, lined with steel, like a safe or a battleship.
Instantly a hundred tiny fliers rose from her deck, like a swarm of huge dragon flies; but scarcely were they clear of the battleship than the nose of each turned toward the shaft, and they, too, rushed on at frightful speed toward the same now seemingly inevitable end that menaced the larger vessel.

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