fireship


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fireship

(ˈfaɪəˌʃɪp)
n
(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
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The fireship was the guided missile of the age of sail.
He waves his sword against the Dutch, although they have sent a fireship toward him and so have neither the need nor the intention of closing with him.