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battle wagon

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noun Informal.
a battleship.
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Origin of battle wagon

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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How to use battle wagon in a sentence

  • Don't you guys think you ought to explain a little bit to the poor goon who's designing this flying battlewagon?

    Islands of Space|John W Campbell
  • A change here, a shift there, and the stodgy freighter becomes the fast battlewagon.

    The Misplaced Battleship|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
  • He was decorated again and given the battlewagon of an ailing four-striper.

    The Adventurer|Cyril M. Kornbluth
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