ship of war


noun

Origin of ship of war

1
First recorded in 1470–80

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How to use ship of war in a sentence

  • In her, on the 4th of July of the same year, he hoisted the first stars and stripes that had ever waved over a ship-of-war.

    South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • The massive hull of the ship-of-war, black in the cold, white rays of the moon, passed rapidly up the Elizabeth River.

  • The marines on a ship-of-war are men about whom most people know nothing.

  • A boatswain on board an English ship-of-war is a more important personage than he is apt to be on board an American.

    The Wing-and-Wing | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • He, the while, with steady impetus pushed forward his armament, like a ship-of-war prow forward.

    Hellenica | Xenophon