first-rate

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first-rate (not comparable)

  1. (UK, military, nautical, historical) Of a Royal Navy ship of the line in the Napoleonic Era: having at least 100 guns across three gun decks, a complement of 850–875, and weighing approximately 2,500 tons burthen.
  2. (idiomatic) Superb, exceptional; of the best sort; very high quality.

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first-rate (plural first-rates)

  1. (UK, military, nautical, historical) A first-rate ship of the line.

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