Definition of Ship of the line

1. Noun. A warship intended for combat.

Exact synonyms: Man-of-war
Specialized synonyms: Sailing Warship
Generic synonyms: Combat Ship, War Vessel, Warship



Definition of Ship of the line

1. Noun. (nautical military) A large square-rigged warship large enough to have a place in the line of battle. with up to 140 guns on at least two decks. A capital ship from the age of sail, superior to a frigate; usually, a seventy-four, or three-decker. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ship Of The Line

ship's officer
ship's papers
ship-breaker
ship-building
ship-buildings
ship-rigged
ship-towed long-range acoustic detection system
ship beriberi
ship biscuit
ship broker
ship builder
ship canal
ship chandler
ship fever
ship money
ship of the line (current term)
ship of war
ship out
ship rat
ship rats
ship route
shipboard
shipboard duty
shipboard soldier
shipboard system
shipboards
shipborne
shipbound
shipbroker
shipbrokers

Literary usage of Ship of the line

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1. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"Earthquakes in Syria—§ XLIII. Wise conduct of the Catholic king—§ XLIV. Affairs of Portugal—^ XLV. Turkish ship of the line carried into Malta—§ ..."

2. A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens (1920)
"It accomplished what it did in keeping communications open with Ireland through THREE-DECKED ship of the line, ..."

3. A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens, Allan Ferguson Westcott (1920)
"It accomplished what it did in keeping communications open with Ireland through THREE-DECKED ship of the line, ..."

4. A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1875)
"... he received a lieutenant's commission in 1808; and, being desirous of active service, he procured his transference from a ship of the line to ..."

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