noun Date: 1806 1. a warm garment of thick cloth; also the cloth 2. [Dreadnought, British battleship] a. battleship b. one that is among the largest or most powerful of its kind

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dreadnought! —   …   Wikipedia

  • dreadnought — ● dreadnought nom masculin (anglais dreadnought) Type de cuirassé anglais lancé en 1906. (Il constitua l élément principal des flottes de guerre jusqu en 1939.) ⇒DREADNOUGHT, subst. masc. Vx. Cuirassé d escadre anglais de gros tonnage, comportant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dreadnought — DREADNOÚGHT s.n. (mar.) Tip de cuirasat rapid, puternic blindat şi cu tunuri de mare calibru. [pron. dred nót. / cf. engl., fr., it. dreadnought < engl. dread – a i fi frică, nought – nimic]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 25.02.2005. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • Dreadnought — Dread nought , n. 1. (Capitalized) A British battleship, completed in 1906 1907, having an armament consisting of ten 12 inch guns mounted in turrets, and of twenty four 12 pound quick fire guns for protection against torpedo boats. This was the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dreadnought — or dreadnaught [dred′nôt΄] n. 1. a) a coat made of a thick woolen cloth b) the cloth 2. [after Dreadnought, the first of such a class of British battleships, built in 1906] any large, heavily armored battleship with many powerful guns …   English World dictionary

  • dreadnought — {{hw}}{{dreadnought}}{{/hw}}(mar.) Tipo di corazzata veloce …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • Dreadnought — battleship, lit. fearing nothing, from DREAD (Cf. dread) + NOUGHT (Cf. nought). 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 mainly armed with big… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dreadnought — (izg. drèdnot) m DEFINICIJA vojn. pom. ratni brod, prethodnik bojnih brodova (poč. 20. st.) ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Dreadnought — For other uses, see Dreadnought (disambiguation). The oldest remaining dreadnought, USS Texas, was launched in 1912 and is now a museum ship. The dreadnought was the predominant type of 20th century battleship. The first of the kind, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Dreadnought — Le seul dreadnought encore existant, l USS Texas, lancé en 1912. Le dreadnought est le type prédominant de cuirassé du XXe siècle. Il tire son nom du navire de guerre britannique HMS Dreadnought, lancé en 1906, qui présentait deux… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dreadnought — Der englische Begriff Dreadnought (deutsche Bedeutung: Fürchtenichts) bezeichnete in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts einen neuen Typ von Kriegsschiff, der ab 1906 die bis dahin vorherrschenden Linienschiffe in jeder Hinsicht übertrumpfte.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”