Gunboat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡʌnboʊt|  American pronunciation of the word gunboat
Brit.  |ˈɡʌnbəʊt|  British pronunciation of the word gunboat

noun

- a small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns; used by costal patrols

Examples

...there was white-knuckle tension as the captain conned the gunboat through the mine-infested harbor...

Word forms

noun
singular: gunboat
plural: gunboats
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