Examples from the Web for dreadnought
The Dreadnought Boys straightened up, as did all the other tars.
The Dreadnought Boy rolled himself toward the burning cigar butt.
On Sunday afternoon another warship of the Dreadnought class quietly took her place ahead of us.The Red Watch|J. A. Currie
"Why, gentlemen, we—we borrowed Mr. Pulsifer's automobile," explained the Dreadnought Boy.
Sometimes the battle is in favor of the germs, and the Dreadnought is destroyed by the germs.Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks|May Farinholt-Jones
British Dictionary definitions for dreadnought
Word Origin and History for dreadnought
"battleship," literally "fearing nothing," from dread (v.) + nought (n.). Mentioned as the name of a ship in the Royal Navy c.1596, but modern sense is from the name of the first of a new class of British battleships mainly armed with big guns of one caliber, launched Feb. 18, 1906.