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Meaning of dreadnought

dread•nought

Pronunciation: (dred'nôt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a type of battleship armed with heavy-caliber guns in turrets: so called from the British battleship Dreadnought, launched in 1906, the first of its type.
  2. an outer garment of heavy woolen cloth.
  3. a thick cloth with a long pile.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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