- any of a class of warships that are the most heavily armored and are equipped with the most powerful armament.
- ship of the line.
Origin of battleship
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- a heavily armoured warship of the largest type having many large-calibre guns
- (formerly) a warship of sufficient size and armament to take her place in the line of battle; ship of the line
Word Origin and History for battleship
1794, shortened from line-of-battle ship (1705), one large enough to take part in a main attack (formerly one of 74-plus guns); from battle (n.) + ship (n.). Later in U.S. Navy in reference to a class of ships that carried guns of the largest size. The last was decommissioned in 2006. Battleship-gray as a color is attested from 1916. Fighter and bomber airplanes in World War I newspaper articles were sometimes called battleplanes, but it did not catch on.