dreadnaught :

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  • n  battleship that has big guns all of the same caliber

  • Thus a fleet of such "monitors" might slip into an enemy port unobserved, possibly during the absence of the enemy fleet, and deliver a bombardment of dreadnaught calibre at .
  • Shading their eyes and looking about for a super-dreadnaught which was nowhere to be seen, they marveled.
  • The Cabinet was understood to have approved the building of an aerial dreadnaught, bigger and better than any hitherto produced.

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