from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A combat ship. Also called man-of-war.
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- n. Any ship built or armed for naval combat.
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- n. a government ship that is available for waging war
A U.S. warship is patrolling waters near Somalia to find a Japanese ship that was hijacked by pirates.
Nelson's Victory, the world's oldest commissioned warship, is indeed in Portsmouth, but it is not, as Hitchens says, "moored as a floating museum."
In the past, ships could be held in reserve unmanned to be ready in emergency and further ships could be adapted from merchant vessels; today, the warship is too specialized for it to be effective from merchant ship conversion.
U.N. representatives joined actors Edward James Olmos, who played the commander of the show's title warship, and Mary McDonnell, who starred as President Laura Roslin, his civilian superior.
June 8th, 2009 BRUSSELS - NATO is to launch a new, long-term warship fleet dedicated to fighting piracy off Somalia, a senior US diplomat said Monday.
With the arrival of the Age of Enlightenment, the warship was a product with a difference, and the technology used was later incorporated into merchant navy vessels.
Pirates are all over these waters and the warship will be a deterrent to any more pirates coming onboard and most importantly perhaps basic communications between the crews still onboard the Maersk Alabama and the U.S. Navy.
The warship was a ghost from a bloody past, a death-specter, a haunt.
The captain of a warship is the personal representative of the king of the nation whose flag he flies.
In another part of the warship were the big projectiles, some arranged to be fired as solid shots, and others with a bursting charge.
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