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Definition of "dreadnought" [dread•nought]

  • A battleship armed with six or more guns having calibers of 12 inches or more. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dreadnought" in a sentence
  • "And in his who's who entry, he lists as one of his interests, the British admiral, the Naval admiral, Jackie Fisher, and he was an admiral in the 1900s and he was the first one to commission this giant warship called the dreadnought, a massive, great big battleship."
  • "The "dreadnought" body style was one of these triumphs; it included a larger, deeper body that provided more volume and bass resonance."
  • "They proved to be the three Kentucky hunters, of the true "dreadnought" stamp."