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dreadnought


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A type of battleship introduced in the early 20th century, larger and faster than its predecessors and equipped entirely with large-calibre guns. The term comes from the name of Britain's HMS Dreadnought, which was the first to be completed (1906).

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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