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fire ship

n.
A military vessel loaded with combustible material, set on fire, and set adrift to destroy enemy ships or fortifications.

fire ship

n
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

fire′ ship`


n.
a vessel loaded with ignited combustibles and set adrift to destroy an enemy's ships or constructions.
[1580–90]
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Noun1.fire ship - a weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy shipsfire ship - a weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy ships
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
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