ship of war
Origin of ship of war
First recorded in 1470–80
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I do not think those top-gallant-sails have the symmetry of the canvas of a ship-of-war.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
In a ship-of-war, used for washing decks (one of the midship pumps).
When said of a ship-of-war, implies the number of guns she carries.
He then embarked on a ship-of-war, and was again conveyed to France.The Huguenots in France
This is a ship-of-war, (or kings ship,) not a merchants ship.