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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A military vessel loaded with explosives and combustible material and set adrift among enemy ships or fortifications to destroy them.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wooden ship set afire and then sent floating into an enemy flotilla, with the intent to set the enemy fleet afire too.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a vessel filled with combustibles, for setting fire to an enemy's ships.

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

  • n. a weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy ships

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