capital ship

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n capital ship a warship of the first rank in size and armament
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Usage

In literature:

Subscription lists were therefore opened in several shipping towns, and private capital advanced the funds to put the needed frigates afloat.
"The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812" by Ralph D. Paine
These two capital ships escaped in the dark, and returned to Brest in a shattered condition.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Ordered to leave the country, he destroyed his ships and marched directly upon the capital.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
That Groots, the first mate, was a capital chap, as fine an officer as ever stepped aboard a ship; so I'm pleased to know he's safe.
"Fritz and Eric" by John Conroy Hutcheson
He said that it was a capital game, and that he should introduce it on board the next ship he joined.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
Caught in a process of transition from shipping to manufacturing, capital could neither advance nor retreat.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
She's a fine little ship, carries twenty-four guns, and would make a capital cruiser.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
I had intended proceeding to Mokha by ship and then on to Sana, the capital of the Yemen, from which place to make the pilgrimage to Mekka.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
He came to the river below the capital, and found a ship about to go down the stream.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
A company of seven London merchants has agreed to furnish ships and capital to carry you and your people to America.
"The Landing of the Pilgrims" by Henry Fisk Carlton
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In poetry:

A capital ship for an ocean trip
Was the Walloping Window Blind.
No gale that blew dismayed her crew
Or troubled the captains mind.
"The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles Edward Carryl

In news:

NML Capital Blocks Argentine Navy Ship in Ghana, Clarin Says.
Elliot Capital Seizes Ship From Argentinean Navy.
Global Ship Lease Inc to present at Euro Pacific Capital second annual Global Investment Conference.
Bain Capital had bought Sensata, which is profitable, and decided to ship all its jobs to China for increased profits.
Capitals ship Wideman to Calgary for pick, player.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department recently announced that Capital City Fruit, Inc of Norwalk, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling cherry tomatoes shipped by Rio Queen Citrus Inc on Nov 10.
Ship named for Alaska's capital sank 70 years ago.
With the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion project underway, US corporations are eyeing their options on how they can best capitalize on the larger ships soon to be heading towards the United States.
Cautious web retailers turn to drop shipping to sell more goods without risking more capital.
Two years after leading a daring charge up the James River on the Confederate capital, Galena 's fate was literally tied to another ship, the Oneida.
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