a ship built or armed for combat purposes.
- Also called war vessel .
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How to use warship in a sentence
Had Dunmore sailed home to Britain rather than try to govern the Old Dominion from a warship cruising the Chesapeake, the result would have been the same.An expanded perspective, and a controversial claim, on America’s revolution | Jack Rakove | November 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Electric Boat Company had struggled in the 1920s and 1930s with its reputation as a “merchant of death,” having sold warships to all sides in major wars.The Disneyfication of Atomic Power - Issue 107: The Edge | Jacob Darwin Hamblin | October 6, 2021 | Nautilus
Possible targets could include a hostile nation’s nuclear launch sites or warships.Air Force hypersonic missile fails to detach from plane during test | Aaron Gregg | April 7, 2021 | Washington Post
That’s the situation right now for the Vasa, a massive warship in Sweden that sank in 1628.How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust | Sara Kiley Watson | November 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
I’m flying through the Nadiri Dockyards, where the New Republic constructs warships to take on the ever-expanding Galactic Empire.Star Wars: Squadrons Crams Tons of Fun in a Tiny Cockpit | Patrick Lucas Austin | October 19, 2020 | Time
The motors are powerful enough to push the massive warship along at better than 30 knots.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat? | Dave Majumdar | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Users include the Singapore navy: What small-warship commander would turn down a 1,000-foot mast?
Ahmed Abu Khattala is on the USS New York, a warship that contains 7.5 tons of steel from the ruins of the Twin Towers in its bow.Benghazi Killer Is on a Warship Made From World Trade Center Steel | Michael Daly | June 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The tactical balance between the surface warship and the submarine has strategic impact.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy | Bill Sweetman | May 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lawmakers have tried to halt the French sale of the Mistral, an amphibious warship, to the Russian Navy.Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say | Josh Rogin | April 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thursday, we were startled by the note of guns, and presently after heard it was an English warship.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
News came that this daring American warship was taking prize after prize, burning some and sending their crews ashore.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
It was old and rotten and leaky, and not fit for a warship, but its new commander made the best he could of it.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
Occasionally a Surveying Service warship would peep above the horizon, watching her.The Lord of the Sea | M. P. Shiel
Maybe he, like the warship, saw our name—‘U-13’—on the side of the vessel!Boy Scouts in the North Sea | G. Harvey Ralphson
British Dictionary definitions for warship
a vessel armed, armoured, and otherwise equipped for naval warfare
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