war ship

warship

[wawr-ship]
noun
a ship built or armed for combat purposes.
Also called war vessel.


Origin:
1525–35; war1 + ship

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warship (ˈwɔːˌʃɪp)
 
n
a vessel armed, armoured, and otherwise equipped for naval warfare

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warship
1533, from war + ship (n.).
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