Definition of pocket battleship in English:

pocket battleship

Line breaks: pocket battle|ship

noun

  • Any of a class of cruisers with large-calibre guns, operated by the German navy in the Second World War.
    More example sentences
    • The real Jervis Bay was sunk while defending a convoy against a pocket battleship.
    • Though outgunned by the German's heavy weapons, task force leader Cdre Henry Harwood engaged Graf Spee - at great cost to all three British vessels, which were badly damaged by the pocket battleship's 11 in main turrets.
    • Attempting a night landing on the Rio del Plata near Montevideo, the aircraft crashed and sank near the wreck of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee.

More definitions of pocket battleship

Definition of pocket battleship in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtɔːtiː
noun
a tortoiseshell cat