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Definition of the noun Fireship

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noun - plural: fireships

  1. [nautical] A sailing ship that has been set alight and left to drift into an opposing fleet. Famously used by Englishman Sir Francis Drake when fighting the Spanish Armada of 1588.
  2. [context: vulgar, slang] A diseased prostitute.

Writings

"Fireship" is a novella written by Joan D. Vinge.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1978
  • released in (37 years ago)
  • award:

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Google previewThe Furniture of John Shearer, 1790-1820 (2011)

'A True North Britain' in the Southern Backcountry by Elizabeth A. Davison

A fireship is a ship filled with combustible material and fitted with grappling—irons, to hook and set fire to enemy ships. Mackenzie ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783–1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes] (2014)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

Fireship (Columbia Pictures, 1949), a swashbuckling yarn about an American naval officer (portrayed by Donald Woods) who hunts a traitor who is informing the pirates about American ship movements, portrayed the bey of Tripoli ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ships and Boats (2003)

by Graham Blackburn

FILE-BOTTOM, see SCHOONER, GLOUCESTER FISHING FIRESHIP A Fireship was a vessel of little particular value that was filled with combustibles and secured to an enemy ship there to burn both. In the British Navy a few SHIP- SLOOPS ...

Google previewDictionary of National Biography: Wordsworth - Zuylestein (1900)

commodore, was on 18 April 1672 appointed commander of the Hopewell fireship, and in the following year of the...

Google previewThe Dictionary of National Biography (1900)

by Sir Leslie Stephen

commodore, was on 18 April 1672 appointed commander of the Hopewell fireship, and in the...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science Fiction (2015)

"Fireship" (1978) isan even more complextale in which the interaction isbetween twoaltered human personalities, one a cyborg, the other a virtual personality whohas been literally transferredintocomputer memory."The Crystal Ship" (1976) ...

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Fireship Meaning

Video shows what fireship means. A sailing ship that has been set alight and left to drift into an opposing fleet. Famously used by Englishman Sir Francis Drake ...

Scrabble value of F4I1R1E1S1H4I1P3

The value of this 8-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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