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See also: fire ship
fireship (plural fireships)
- (nautical) A sailing ship that has been set alight and left to drift into an opposing fleet. Famously used by Englishman Sir Francis Drake when fighting the Spanish Armada of 1588.
- (vulgar, slang) A diseased prostitute.
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