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battle wagon

noun, Informal.
1.
a battleship.
Origin of battle wagon
1925-1930
An Americanism dating back to 1925-30
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  • The charts had been made in that far future which the battle wagon had quitted forever and they revealed nothing about this sea.

    The Lost Warship Robert Moore Williams
  • The boy who had been known as "Stinky" in their days at Annapolis was boss of a battle wagon.

    The Lost Warship Robert Moore Williams
  • Holding a plumb line at 350 miles per hour, she dropped upon the battle wagon below.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • The Chief looked out of the side port "Man, it looks like a battle wagon."

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton

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