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line-of-battle ship

[lahyn-uh v-bat-l] /ˈlaɪn əvˈbæt l/
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The French line-of-battle ship had suffered dreadfully from the fire of the Portsmouth.

    The Settlers in Canada Frederick Marryat
  • At length a puff of smoke was seen issuing from the line-of-battle ship.

    Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
  • A line-of-battle ship and three frigates were still missing.

  • “She is a large ship—a line-of-battle ship, I suspect,” he observed.

  • The first lieutenant thinks her a heavy frigate, or a line-of-battle ship,” answered Jack, “and she is not English.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • As we closed with the line-of-battle ship she opened fire on us.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was difficult, at that distance, to say whether she was a frigate or a line-of-battle ship.

    The Rival Crusoes W.H.G. Kingston
  • At the former battle he commanded a Spanish line-of-battle ship.

    A Week at Waterloo in 1815 Magdalene De Lancey
  • There is something about the cut of her canvas which tells me that she is an English line-of-battle ship.

    The Rival Crusoes W.H.G. Kingston
  • Had the English a line-of-battle ship called the Connecticut?

    Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper

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