Definition of 'battleship'
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His physique is now that of a pocket battleship. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He was a pocket battleship and what made him dominant was the strength of his body and the power of his shot. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The firepower of the British battleship now proved decisive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The visitors changing rooms are now smaller, have no electricity and are painted a gloomy battleship grey. The Sun (2009)Each stem reached a height of just nine inches and, curiously, was battleship grey. The Sun (2007)The raid resulted in the sinking or damaging of eight US battleships, three cruisers and three destroyers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But only a nation so absurdly rich could have built two hundred battleships, carriers and cruisers in the war years, as well as a thousand smaller ships. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)
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Translations for 'battleship'
British English: battleship /ˈbætlˌʃɪp/ NOUN
A battleship is a very large, heavily armoured warship.
- American English: battleship
- Arabic: سَفِينَة حَرْبِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: couraçado
- Chinese: 战舰
- Croatian: ratni brod
- Czech: bitevní loď
- Danish: slagskib
- Dutch: slagschip
- European Spanish: acorazado
- Finnish: sotalaiva
- French: cuirassé
- German: Kriegsschiff
- Greek: θωρηκτό
- Italian: corazzata
- Japanese: 戦艦
- Korean: 전함
- Norwegian: slagskip
- Polish: okręt wojenny
- European Portuguese: couraçado
- Romanian: cuirasat
- Russian: линкор
- Spanish: acorazado
- Swedish: slagskepp
- Thai: เรือรบ
- Turkish: muharebe zırhlısı
- Ukrainian: лінкор
- Vietnamese: chiến hạm
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