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  • n. Alternative spelling of dreadnought.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. battleship that has big guns all of the same caliber

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Examples

  • Peter, GREAT job but if you†™ re going to include 1701-J, the dreadnaught is a must as well.

    The Evolution of the USS Enterprise | /Film

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Eric Margolis: The Road to War in Asia

  • 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.

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  • As an aside, battleship armor used by dreadnaught and super dreadnaught battleships is referred to as all or nothing protection.

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  • 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.

    Olympian Acceleration

  • 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.

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  • Mentally, he was far from Tellus, flitting in his super-dreadnaught through parsec after parsec of vacuous space.

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  • 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.

    The Evolution of the USS Enterprise | /Film

  • 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.

    Olympian Acceleration for the (Very Rich) Masses

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  • Citation (in the sense of a type of overcoat) on grego.

    July 23, 2008