Definition of fireship in English:

fireship

Syllabification: fire·ship
Pronunciation: /ˈfīrˌSHip
 
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noun

historical
A ship loaded with burning material and explosives and set adrift to ignite and blow up an enemy’s ships.
More example sentences
  • At this point the English sent in fireships and the Armada scattered in disarray.
  • The running battle up the Channel was inconclusive, and only the English fireship attack on the Armada's anchorage off Calais broke the stalemate.
  • On the left of the picture, meanwhile, English fireships set out towards the approaching Armada.

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