(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. fleet; ships, warships. See combatant, warfare.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. fleet, naval forces, squadron, flotilla, armada, task force, scouting force, submarine force, amphibious force, marine air arm, coast guard, first line of defense.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
fleet, armada, flotilla, sea force, argosy, convoy, marine defense, squadron, task force, merchant marine.
aircraft carrier runway: flight deck
aircraft carrier, slang: *flattop, *floating city
antimine vessel: minesweeper
antitorpedo defense: torpedo defense net
battleship nickname: floating fortress
boundary marker for mineswept area: dan buoy
disguised as merchant ship: Q ship
fuel ship: oiler, tanker
group of ships: convoy, squadron
guns/weapons of the same size or caliber: battery
heavily armed vessel: battleship
high-speed warship: destroyer
hostile shore position: beachhead
medical ship: hospital ship
mine clearing: mine sweeping
mining ship: mine
missile-armed: guided missile cruiser, guided missile destroyer
multipurpose vessel: ocean station ship
nuclear-powered submarine: Trident
officer: chief warrant officer, ensign, lieutenant, lieutenant commander, commander, captain, rear admiral, vice admiral, admiral, fleet admiral
patrol torpedo boat: PT boat
readiness condition: general quarters
simultaneous gunfire on target: salvo
sonic locator device: sonar
submarine detector: sonobuoy
two or more ship divisions: squadron
underwater vessel: submarine, U-boat
vessel that lays dan buoys: dan runner
warship capable of acting independently: frigate

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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