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pocket battleship

noun
1.
a small heavily armed and armored warship serving as a battleship because of limitations imposed by treaty.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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pocket battleship

noun
1.
a small heavily armoured and armed battle cruiser specially built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament, esp any of those built by Germany in the 1930s
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