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[wawr-ship] /ˈwɔrˌʃɪp/
a ship built or armed for combat purposes.
Also called war vessel.
1525-35; war1 + ship Unabridged
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  • There was even a section about the different tech used to discharge heat in civilian vessel versus a military warship.
  • The warship had two small hatches, one at the bow and one at the stern.
  • Building a house of warship is integral to the exercise of that freedom.
  • It's neither a yacht nor a pleasure cruiser, but a gun-gray warship.
  • It's not easy to rearrange the steel insides of a tightly packed warship after it's already been pieced together.
  • If simulator battles don't entice you, try touring an active duty warship and discovering how the crew lives.
  • Our warship was patrolling without air cover in a war zone.
  • We invite you to explore this special edition web site to learn more about this unique warship and the crew who sailed her.
  • Before the week was over, each side had lost a proud warship to these lethal new engines of destruction.
  • A warship is a ship that is built and primarily intended for combat.
British Dictionary definitions for warship


a vessel armed, armoured, and otherwise equipped for naval warfare
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Word Origin and History for warship

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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