Associations to the word «Gunboat»

Wiktionary

GUNBOAT, noun. (nautical) Any of various types of small armed vessel
GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY, noun. (idiomatic) The pursuit of foreign policy objectives with the aid of conspicuous displays of military power.

Dictionary definition

GUNBOAT, noun. A small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns; used by costal patrols.

Wise words

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