combat ship

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n combat ship a government ship that is available for waging war
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Usage

In literature:

This great ship had been especially fitted out to engage in combat with repellers and crabs.
"The Great War Syndicate" by Frank Stockton
Then Eirik laid himself, board to board, alongside of Bue's ship, and there was a severe combat hand to hand.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
His ships were called off from the combat and withdrawn out of range of the Norsemen's arrows.
"Olaf the Glorious" by Robert Leighton
They pressed front against front like lines of troops engaging on land, and the combatants could pass from one ship to another.
"The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six" by Titus Livius
Has this ship been in combat since your service?
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
Thou seest the English are already quitting their ships, and we shall be in the rear of the combatants.
"The Wing-and-Wing" by J. Fenimore Cooper
She's an Army combat freighter, regimental ammunition ship.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
So occupied had been the combatants that neither of them had perceived the approach of another ship.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
He'll race the combat job to the ship.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
In one of these battles no fewer than a hundred ships and nineteen thousand combatants were engaged!
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In news:

Ship named after NY seal killed in combat.
The nation's third Littoral Combat Ship, the USS Fort Worth (LCS-3), was commissioned on Saturday in Galveston Texas by the US Navy, signifying that the ship is ready for action.
Marinette Marine held a keel laying ceremony for the littoral combat ship USS Detroit on Thursday.
USS Jackson newest Littoral Combat Ship.
Austal Lays Keel for 3rd Littoral Combat Ship (more).
US Sen Carl Levin and his wife, Barbara, are to take part in a keel- laying ceremony for the USS Detroit, a combat ship that will be built near the Wisconsin-Michigan boundary.
The second Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, Jan 9, 2012, at Austal's facilities in Mobile, Ala.
Authorities are using laws dating to the 1700s in novel ways to combat piracy on the high seas, going after people who may never actually climb aboard a ship.
Seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) takes shape as Lockheed Martin team lays keel of the future 'USS Detroit'.
To combat online shopping and a slow economy, more retailers are providing more convenient shipping options and providing layaway, price matching, and smart phone apps for shoppers.
Researchers are using new 3-D sonar imaging technology to capture the most complete picture yet of what remains of the only US Navy ship sunk in combat the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War.
The US Navy's Surface Combatant Family of Ships (SCFOS) will employ a transformational acquisition approach and focuses on developing a ship that can accommodate modular combat systems.
A think-tank identified by Defense News as "closely tied to the Obama administration" today suggested major reductions in defense spending, including cutting by half the Navy's planned purchases of littoral combat ships.
The second of two Littoral Combat Ships was to be built in Louisiana, but because the first ship being built in Marinette is so far over-budget, the Navy has canceled the order.
The US Navy is upgrading its fleet to be faster, smarter, more adaptable, and the newest combat ship has Fort Worth written all over it.
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