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dreadnought


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dreadnought  \Dread"nought`\,  n. 
  1.  A  British  battleship,  completed  in  1906  --  1907,  having  an 
  armament  consisting  of  ten  12-inch  guns,  and  of 
  twenty-four  12-pound  quick-fire  guns  for  protection 
  against  torpedo  boats.  This  was  the  first  battleship  of 
  the  type  characterized  by  a  main  armament  of  big  guns  all 
  of  the  same  caliber.  She  has  a  displacement  of  17,900  tons 
  at  load  draft,  and  a  speed  of  21  knots  per  hour. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dreadnought 
  n  :  has  big  guns  all  of  the  same  caliber  [syn:  {dreadnaught}] 




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