warship

[wawr-ship]

noun

a ship built or armed for combat purposes.

Nearby words

  1. wars of the roses,
  2. warsaw,
  3. warsaw convention,
  4. warsaw pact,
  5. warsaw treaty organization,
  6. warsle,
  7. warszawa,
  8. wart,
  9. wart cress,
  10. wart snake

Origin of warship

First recorded in 1525–35; war1 + ship1

Also called war vessel.

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British Dictionary definitions for warship

warship

noun

a vessel armed, armoured, and otherwise equipped for naval warfare
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Word Origin and History for warship

warship

n.

1530s, from war (n.) + ship (n.).

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