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ship of the line

ship of the line
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ship uhv, ov stressed th ee lahyn]
    • /ʃɪp ʌv, ɒv stressed ði laɪn/
    • /ʃɪp əv ðə laɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ship uhv, ov stressed th ee lahyn]
    • /ʃɪp ʌv, ɒv stressed ði laɪn/

Definitions of ship of the line words

  • noun ship of the line a former sailing warship armed powerfully enough to serve in the line of battle, usually having cannons ranged along two or more decks; battleship. 1
  • noun ship of the line (formerly) a warship large enough to fight in the first line of battle 0
  • noun ship of the line a warship of the largest class, having a position in the line of battle 0

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Origin of ship of the line

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1700-10

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Ship of the line

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ship of the line popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ship of the line usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ship of the line

noun ship of the line

  • flagship — a ship carrying the flag officer or the commander of a fleet, squadron, or the like, and displaying the officer's flag.

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