ship of the line
Date: 1706 a large warship; specifically a square-rigged warship having at least two gun decks and designed to be positioned for battle in a line with other such ships

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ship of the line — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ship of the line — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ship of the line — A ship of the line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th century through the mid 19th century, to take part in the the naval tactic known as the line of battle, in which two columns of opposing warships would manoeuvre to bring… …   Wikipedia

  • Ship-of-the-Line Lieutenant — is a common naval rank, equivalent to the naval rank of Lieutenant in the UK, Commonwealth and US. The name of the rank derives from the name of the largest class of warship, the Ship of the Line, as opposed to smaller types of warship (corvettes …   Wikipedia

  • Ship-of-the-Line Captain — A Ship of the Line Captain is a common naval rank.The name of the rank derives from the fact the rank corresponded to command of one a ship of the largest class of warship, the Ship of the Line, as opposed to smaller types of warship (corvettes… …   Wikipedia

  • Ramillies class ship of the line — The Ramillies class ships of the line were a class of nine 74 gun third rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade. DesignThe draught for the Ramillies class was very similar to that of the sclass|Bellona|ship of the line|0 and… …   Wikipedia

  • Sans-Pareil class ship of the line — The Sans Pareil ( No such ) was a ship of the line project presented to Louis XV between 1757 and 1760. No actual ship of the French Navy bore the name, though the Royal Louis was built on the scheme. Evolution of the capital ships In the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bellona class ship of the line — The Bellona class ships of the line were a class of five 74 gun third rates, whose design for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade was approved on 31 January 1758. Three ships were ordered on 28 December 1757, with names being assigned on 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Valiant class ship of the line — The Valiant class ships of the line were a class of two 74 gun third rates of the Royal Navy.DesignThe draught for the two Valiant class ships was a copy of the lines of the captured French ship HMS|Invincible|1747|2, which had been captured… …   Wikipedia

  • Alfred class ship of the line — The Alfred class ships of the line were a class of four 74 gun third rates for the Royal Navy by Sir John Williams.Lavery The Ship of the Line Volume 1 ] Lyon The Sailing Navy List ] They were an enlarged version of the Royal Oak class.Winfield… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

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