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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns.

Usage examples (35)
  • Turkey is not a world power and they are not going to engage in gunboat diplomacy just to satisfy your desire to get even with Israel.
  • The gunboat was a large one, and carried two midshipmen besides
  • She recalled her gunboat and as a concession to obtain peace, was permitted to acquire some territory in the French Congo country.
  • "gunboat" that had been seen by the fishermen to steam out of Sagua la for more
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