battleship Most powerful type of naval warship in use during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The largest battleships, the Musachi and the Yamato, displaced more than 72,000 tonnes and were built by the Japanese. Both were sunk in World War II. Battleships combined the thickest armour and the most powerful naval guns. Modern battleships also carry a variety of missile systems. See also aircraft carrier; cruiser
bat·tle·ship / ˈbatlˌship/ • n. a heavy warship of a type built chiefly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with extensive armor and large-caliber guns.
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