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capital ship

n.
A warship of the largest class, such as a battleship or an aircraft carrier.
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capital ship

n
(Military) one of the largest and most heavily armed ships in a naval fleet
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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
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Over the past three years, the Philippines has boosted its maritime combat capabilities with the addition of capital vessels to its fleet, including two frigates bought from the US, troop-carrying ships as well as patrol vessels.