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dreadnought vs. battleship

[ dred-nawt ]
  1. a type of battleship armed with heavy-caliber guns in turrets: so called from the British battleship Dreadnought, launched in 1906, the first of its type.
  2. an outer garment of heavy woolen cloth.
  3. a thick cloth with a long pile.
[ bat-l-ship ]
  1. any of a class of warships that are the most heavily armored and are equipped with the most powerful armament.
  2. ship of the line.

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