battleship vs battlewagon what difference

what is difference between battleship and battlewagon

English

Etymology

battle +‎ ship; shortened from line-of-battle ship, attested 1794.

Noun

battleship (plural battleships)

  1. (military) Large capital warship displacing tens of thousands of tons, heavily armoured and armed with big guns. Battleships are now obsolescent, replaced by smaller vessels with guided missiles.
  2. Non-functional rocket stage, used for configuration and integration tests.
  3. A guessing game played on grid paper, see Battleship (game)

Hyponyms

(type of warship):

  • dreadnought
  • pre-dreadnought
  • semi-dreadnought
  • super-dreadnought

Derived terms

Related terms

  • battlecruiser

Translations

See also

  • dreadnought
  • cruiser
  • destroyer
  • frigate
  • sloop
  • corvette
  • monitor
  • gunboat
  • aircraft carrier

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “battleship”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.


English

Etymology

battle +‎ wagon

Noun

battlewagon (plural battlewagons)

  1. A heavily armed combat vehicle, as a war chariot or battleship.

Alternative forms

  • battle wagon
  • battlewaggon
  • battle waggon

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