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Ship money

(English history) a tax levied to finance the fitting out of warships: abolished 1640


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  • Ship-of-state

    noun 1. a nation or its affairs likened to a ship under sail. ship of state The nation, as in We can’t help but wonder who will be steering our ship of state a hundred years from now. This metaphoric expression was first recorded in English in a translation of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince (1675).

  • Ship-of-the-line

    noun 1. a former sailing warship armed powerfully enough to serve in the line of battle, usually having cannons ranged along two or more decks; battleship. ship of the line noun 1. (nautical) (formerly) a warship large enough to fight in the first line of battle

  • Ship-of-war

    noun 1. warship.

  • Shipowner

    noun 1. a person who owns a ship or ships. noun 1. a person who owns or has shares in a ship or ships

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