Definition of Q-ship in English:
A merchant ship with concealed weapons, used by the British in World War I and World War II in an attempt to destroy submarines.
- U-boats were attacked by aircraft, airships, Q-ships, mines, drifters, Naval vessels (including submarines) and merchant ships.
- The Eastern Sea Frontier, which operated the few Q-ships the US Navy used during the war, was the parent organization.
World War I: from Q as a nonexplicit symbol of the type of vessel + ship1.
Definition of Q-ship in:
- British & World English dictionary