or dread·naught

[ dred-nawt ]
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  1. 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.

  2. an outer garment of heavy woolen cloth.

  1. a thick cloth with a long pile.

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Origin of dreadnought

First recorded in 1800–10; dread + nought

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British Dictionary definitions for dreadnought



/ (ˈdrɛdˌnɔːt) /

  1. a battleship armed with heavy guns of uniform calibre

  2. an overcoat made of heavy cloth

  1. slang a heavyweight boxer

  2. a person who fears nothing

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