from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several German warships built in the late 1920s and early 1930s that were smaller, less well armed, and less heavily armored than a conventional battleship.
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- noun nautical Any of a class of
German cruisers, having gunsnormally found on a battleship, operated during World War II; a battlecruiser
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- noun a small battleship built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament (from 1925 to 1930)
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