Vessel vs Gunboat - What's the difference?

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In context|nautical|lang=en terms the difference between vessel and gunboat

is that vessel is (nautical) any craft designed for transportation on water, such as a ship or boat while gunboat is (nautical) any of various types of small armed vessel.

As nouns the difference between vessel and gunboat

is that vessel is (nautical) any craft designed for transportation on water, such as a ship or boat while gunboat is (nautical) any of various types of small armed vessel.

As a verb vessel

is (obsolete|transitive) to put into a vessel.

vessel

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) Any craft designed for transportation on water, such as a ship or boat.
  • * 1719 ,
  • But my hope was, that if I stood along this coast till I came to that part where the English traded, I should find some of their vessels upon their usual design of trade, that would relieve and take us in.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter , title=The British Longitude Act Reconsidered , volume=100, issue=2, page=87 , magazine= citation , passage=Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.}}
  • A container of liquid, such as a glass, goblet, cup, bottle, bowl, or pitcher.
  • A person as a container of qualities or feelings.
  • * Bible, Acts ix. 15
  • He is a chosen vessel unto me.
  • * Milton
  • [The serpent] fit vessel , fittest imp of fraud, in whom to enter.
  • * Dolly Parton, The Seeker lyrics:
  • I am a vessel that’s empty and useless / I am a bad seed that fell by the way.
  • (biology) A tube or canal that carries fluid in an animal or plant.
  • Blood or lymph vessels''' in humans, xylem or phloem '''vessels in plants .

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * broken vessel * empty vessels make the most sound * lightvessel * microvessel * pressure vessel * reaction vessel * unvessel * weaker vessel

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To put into a vessel.
  • (Francis Bacon)

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    gunboat

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia gunboat) (en noun)
  • (nautical) Any of various types of small armed vessel
  • Derived terms

    * gunboat diplomacy

    See also

    * cutter * monitor * mortar barge * patrol boat * torpedo boat

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