fire ship(redirected from Fire-ship)
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A military vessel loaded with combustible material, set on fire, and set adrift to destroy enemy ships or fortifications.
1. (Nautical Terms) a vessel loaded with explosives and used, esp formerly, as a bomb by igniting it and directing it to drift among an enemy's warships
a vessel loaded with ignited combustibles and set adrift to destroy an enemy's ships or constructions.