American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A warship of the largest class, such as a battleship or an aircraft carrier.
- n. a warship of the first rank in size and armament
“All were designed with 32-knot speed, a draft of only 22 feet — five feet less than any other British capital ship — and armor so thin that the Grand Fleet, which dubbed them Outrageous, Uproarious, and Spurious, could find almost no use for them.”
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