warship

[ wawr-ship ]
/ ˈwɔrˌʃɪp /

noun

a ship built or armed for combat purposes.

Origin of warship

First recorded in 1525–35; war1 + ship1
Also called war vessel.
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warship

/ (ˈwɔːˌʃɪp) /

noun

a vessel armed, armoured, and otherwise equipped for naval warfare
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