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warship

[wawr-ship] /ˈwɔrˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
a ship built or armed for combat purposes.
Also called war vessel.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; war1 + ship
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British Dictionary definitions for war-ship

warship

/ˈwɔːˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
a vessel armed, armoured, and otherwise equipped for naval warfare
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Word Origin and History for war-ship

warship

n.

1530s, from war (n.) + ship (n.).

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