Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who fears nothing.
- n. Something that assures against fear.
- n. Hence A thick cloth with a long pile, used for warm clothing or for protection against the elements; a garment made of such cloth. Also called fearnaught.
- n. alternative spelling of dreadnought.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fearless person.
- n. Hence: A garment made of very thick cloth, that can defend against storm and cold; also, the cloth itself; fearnaught.
- n. A dreadnought, in either sense.
- n. battleship that has big guns all of the same caliber
“Peter, GREAT job but if youâ€ ™ re going to include 1701-J, the dreadnaught is a must as well.”
“It's the only "dreadnaught" (the prototype of the modern battleship) type of battleship surviving, and is also the only surviving battleship that fought in both WW I and WW II.”
“Rising tensions over the South China Sea disturbingly recall the naval race between Britain and Germany during the dreadnaught era that played a key role in triggering World War I.”
“The blunders were failure to build a fleet of heavy 4 engine bombers and choosing to build the super dreadnaught battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz instead of Uboats.”
“As an aside, battleship armor used by dreadnaught and super dreadnaught battleships is referred to as all or nothing protection.”
“Mercedes To line this car up on an empty highway and roll on the throttle is to experience a unique, Newtonian effervescence, a momentary microgravity when the 4,800-pound dreadnaught around you disappears and you float in a kind of parabolic apogee of pleasure.”
“A five-thousand-year-old dreadnaught—bringing with it a full force of Sith and one lone Jedi—has inadvertently catapulted eons from the past into the present.”
“Mentally, he was far from Tellus, flitting in his super-dreadnaught through parsec after parsec of vacuous space.”
“Historical note: The version of 1701-D we see in All Good Things would be a newer class of dreadnaught by virtue of the armament and third nacelle.”
“To line this car up on an empty highway and roll on the throttle is to experience a unique, Newtonian effervescence, a momentary microgravity when the 4,800-pound dreadnaught around you disappears and you float in a kind of parabolic apogee of pleasure.”
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