- Dreadnought (n.)
- "battleship," literally "fearing nothing," from dread (v.) + nought (n.). Mentioned as the name of a ship in the Royal Navy c. 1596, but modern sense is from the name of the first of a new class of British battleships, based on the "all big-gun" principle (armed with 10 big guns rather than 4 large guns and a battery of smaller ones), launched Feb. 18, 1906.
- 1. The 14 - inch torpedo has no hope of crippling a modern dreadnought.
- 2. But this quickly got out of control and dreadnought CASE tools were born.
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