A dreadnought is a battleship equipped with large guns of the same caliber. A dreadnought comes in handy in a sea war.

There are a lot of types of boats, such as sailboats and yachts, but this is a boat with an unfriendly mission: war. Sometimes spelled dreadnaught, this battleship was bigger and speedier than previous battleships. It also packed impressive firepower in the form of high-caliber guns. It was named after the HMS Dreadnought, which set sail in 1906. However, the word goes back to the late 17th century when it meant a fearless person (who dreaded naught — nothing).

Definitions of dreadnought

n battleship that has big guns all of the same caliber

Type of:
battleship, battlewagon
large and heavily armoured warship

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