a type of battleship armed with heavy-caliber guns in turrets: so called from the British battleship Dreadnought, launched in 1906, the first of its type.
an outer garment of heavy woolen cloth.
a thick cloth with a long pile.
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How to use dreadnought in a sentence
The Gladiator wore a lady's bonnet; the Farnese Hercules looked like an old-fashioned watchman, and sported a dreadnought coat.
On the 21st of October, early in the morning, the dreadnought made the signal for the enemy.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves | W.H.G. Kingston
To-morrow, or let us say within three months, England could possess an aerial dreadnought superior to any Zeppelin.The Great Airship. | F. S. Brereton
In 1915 the French pinned their faith to a giant triplane, which well deserved to be called "the dreadnought of the Air."The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10) | James Edward Parrott
Perhaps the greatest war invention of modern times was the British battleship dreadnought.The Romance of War Inventions | Thomas W. Corbin
British Dictionary definitions for dreadnought
a battleship armed with heavy guns of uniform calibre
an overcoat made of heavy cloth
slang a heavyweight boxer
a person who fears nothing
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