capital ship

(redirected from Capital ships)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

capital ship

n.
A warship of the largest class, such as a battleship or an aircraft carrier.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

capital ship

n
(Military) one of the largest and most heavily armed ships in a naval fleet
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capital ship - a warship of the first rank in size and armamentcapital ship - a warship of the first rank in size and armament
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
He said Island Cove, which is now becoming a Chinese casino hub, is very near a Philippine naval facility where 'we are going to park our capital ships in the near future.'
Yung Island Cove which is just within seeing distance of Cavite, (where we are) going to park our capital ships there in the near future," he added.
These miniature waterline models, scale 1:1200, show how small Royal Navy ships were compared to capital ships.
Over the past several years from the Aquino administration to under the present leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, the country has beefed up its military resources by acquiring capital ships and modern aircraft as it faces threats from China.
"There would be thorough preparation of the battle space by air assets and special operations forces before any capital ships were placed in harm's way."
Compiled and edited by military historian Bruce Taylor, "The World of the Battleship: The Design and Careers of Capital Ships of the World's Navies, 1900-1950" is a volume comprised of twenty-one articulate, informative, and chronologically presented articles intended to present a global vision of the development of the world's battleships.
"Participating in the exercises that are far away from us means that we are already capable of patrolling our seas since we have surface ships, capital ships going to the oceans," the Defence chief stressed.
The Battleship Holiday explores the history and technical design of capital ships that the five signatories to the 1922 Five-Power Treaty--Great Britain, the United States, Japan, France, and Italy--plus Germany built during and after the "battleship holiday" that the treaty imposed.
DICE has also confirmed a new "large-scale multiplayer sandbox mode" that will allow players to capture command posts, as well as attack and destroy capital ships.
"We don't have the capital ships, we don't have the weapons.
The Germans claimed a great victory and Jellicoe was slated but what is forgotten is that he achieved what was asked of him which was to drive the German fleet back to port and Jutland became the only battle between capital ships.