dreadnought

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Named after HMS Dreadnought, the first battleship finished of this type, from dread + nought

Noun[edit]

dreadnought (plural dreadnoughts)

  1. a battleship, especially of the World War I era, in which most of the firepower is concentrated in large guns that are of the same caliber.
  2. (informal) a type of warship heavier in armour or armament than a typical battleship
  3. One that is the largest or the most powerful of its kind.
  4. A garment made of thick woollen cloth that can defend against storm and cold.
  5. The cloth itself; fearnaught.

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Noun[edit]

dreadnought m (plural dreadnoughts)

  1. dreadnought (battleship in which most of the firepower is concentrated in large guns that are of the same caliber)

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