a military spaceship having heavy armor and powerful weapons
A vast fleet was assembled at a short distance from London, ready to dash into space…. There were in all nearly 300 huge first-class battleships…and 500 swift ships to act as cruisers, besides numerous transports filled with soldiers.
Aerial battleships, eight of ’em!… No wings—they act like helicopters.
That could only mean a Jovian battleship of the most powerful class, lying to in the vicinity! For the Federation boasted nothing bigger than the highly specialized start-class cruisers.
He really wanted to blast us. And he had the stuff to do it with, too, with that baby battleship he was flying. It wasn’t his fault that we ducked and only got a little dose of the tail end of his rocket blast.
One minute after the Terran battleship Perseus emerged into normal space, the Orion went into subspace for her long trip back.
Rydra stepped into the spacious cabin of the battleship Chronos.
If this battleship is here, the Federation must be amassing along the treaty boundary. They must be!
The original Orion had been a pulsed-fusion spaceship, sort of an interplanetary battleship.
R. W. Cole, "Struggle for Empire"
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