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Meaning of Q-ship in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD Q-SHIP

Named from q( uery).
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PRONUNCIATION OF Q-SHIP

Q-ship play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF Q-SHIP

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Q-Ship is a noun.
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WHAT DOES Q-SHIP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Q-ship

Q-ships, also known as Q-boats, decoy vessels, special service ships, or mystery ships, were heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry, designed to lure submarines into making surface attacks. This gave Q-ships the chance to open fire and sink them. The basic ethos of every Q-ship was to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. They were used by the British Royal Navy during the First World War and by both the RN and the United States Navy during the Second World War, as a countermeasure against German U-boats and Japanese submarines.

definitionDefinition of Q-ship in the English dictionary

The definition of Q-ship in the dictionary is a merchant ship with concealed guns, used to decoy enemy ships into the range of its weapons.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE Q-SHIP

Q-ship
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Synonyms and antonyms of Q-ship in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «Q-SHIP»

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Translation of «Q-ship» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF Q-SHIP

Find out the translation of Q-ship to 20 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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The translations of Q-ship from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Q-ship» in English.
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Q运输
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Q -ship
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Q-ship
510 millions of speakers
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क्यू जहाज
380 millions of speakers
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Q- السفن
280 millions of speakers
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Q- корабль
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Q- navio
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Q -ship
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Q- Schiff
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Q-船
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Q- 선박
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Q- tàu
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Q -ship
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Q - ship
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Q - корабель
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Q - navă
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Q - πλοίο
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Q- skip
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Q - fartyg
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Q - skipet
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Trends of use of Q-ship

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «Q-SHIP»

The term «Q-ship» is normally little used and occupies the 135.965 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «Q-SHIP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Q-ship

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «Q-SHIP»

Discover the use of Q-ship in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Q-ship and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Q Ship vs U-Boat: 1914-18
Q ships came in all shapes and sizes – coastal steamer, trawler, barque, yacht or schooner – but all had to look harmless in order to lure their opponents to the surface and encourage them to attack.
autorDavid Greentree, 2014
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Smoke and Mirrors: Q-Ships Against the U-Boats in the First ...
This is the compelling story of the Q-ships' war against the U-boats during the First World war.
autorDeborah Lake, 2009
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Q-Ship Vs U-Boat: 1914-18
At the start of World War I a new and potent threat to Britain's naval supremacy took shape in the form of the Kaiser's Imperial German submarines, thanks to their recently acquired ability to submerge and stalk their adversaries.
autorDavid Greentree, 2014
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Q-ships Versus U-boats: America's Secret Project
Draws on personal experience and interviews with participants to critique Franklin Roosevelt's Project I.Q., which created heavily armed warships disguised as merchant ships to counteract U-boat operations during World War I.
autorKenneth M. Beyer, 1999
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Popular Mechanics
'T'HE SCIENCE of deception raised to •*• the Nth power — that was the Q-ship. A falsehood, a whopping lie was developed with a technique complicated and ingenious enough to be worthy of some high branch of scholarship or mechanics.
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The Cruise of the German Raider Atlantis
The odd speed changes made Rogge think the ship might be a British Q-ship: a heavily armed disguised man-of- war. Q-ships cruised the oceans posing as crippled or aged merchant ships, hoping to lure German U-boats or surface raiders ...
autorJoseph P. Slavick, 2003
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Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - CP 2006: ...
Without loss of generality we assume that the buoy positions are given by Q[ buoya ,buoyc ]=NW, Q[buoya ,buoyb ]=SW, Q[buoyb ,buoy c ]=NW and assume that the initial position of the ship is south of buoy c: Q[ship,buoy c ]=S. – To ensure ...
autorFr D Ric Benhamou, 2006
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The Folly of War: American Foreign Policy, 1898-2005
To combat the U-boat menace, the British Q-ship program proved to be a crucial factor in obtaining American support for the cause of England. Churchill claims that he knew in 1914 that the U-boat would be the deciding factor in the outcome  ...
autorDonald E. Schmidt, 2005
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LIFE
CONTINUED down the careless tramp and escort it forcibly to safety while the exasperated Q-ship skipper fumed on his bridge. But sooner or later a U-boat was sure to nibble. Then the Q-ship would launch into a carefully rehearsed routine to ...
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Solomon Family Warriors
the “dancing” was that the heat shield on the under side of the P I ships had to stay toward the Q ship. With the PI ships' nose facing away from the target, their missiles were of little use and only three of the four weapons pods could bring their ...
autorRobert H. Cherny
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «Q-SHIP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Q-ship is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fully Evolved: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution reviewed
Q-ship status? Yes, you need to fly under the radar when under the hood lurks 291 horsepower — and when you're rocking the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution's ... «TechnologyTell, Jun 15»
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Road test: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R
During the First World War there was a type of vessel known as the Q-ship – a merchant ship with concealed armament, designed to entice enemy submarines ... «The National, Apr 15»
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1992 Infiniti Q45t vs. 1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Comparison
The steering is light around town and stays light at speed, where the Q-ship cruises without any effort. Stomp on the gas and the four-speed auto 'box is fairly ... «Motor Trend, Jan 15»
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Q-Ship: On the Infiniti Q50S dash screens -- a map all the time
I love it. I love the fact that Infiniti took two discrete touchscreens and mounted them on top of one another for their Infiniti InTouch system. The top screen controls ... «TechnologyTell, Jan 15»
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Autonomous Q-Ship: Of Infiniti Q50S Hybrid steer-by-wire
Infiniti Drive Mode Selector menu. Changing the steering effort, throttle mapping, and suspension is as easy as hitting an EQ button for Rock or Jazz. Just hit the ... «TechnologyTell, Jan 15»
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Autonomous Q-Ship? Letting the Infiniti Q50S Hybrid drive itself
It would seem the Infiniti Q50S Hybrid's semi-autonomous driving features don't require one to keep his or her hands on the wheel like some ... «TechnologyTell, Dec 14»
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One Lap of the Web: The Weird World of Wheels
The folks at Heuliez took a Safrane V6 Biturbo, an already rare Q-ship of a car, and a perfectly conventionally styled three-box sedan -- and welded on a bizarre ... «AutoWeek, May 14»
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The heroes who refused to abandon their torpedoed ship in World …
The outbreak of the First World War saw Thornhill pressed into service as a Royal Navy Q-ship – or decoy – designed to lure submarines into making surface ... «Sunderland Echo, Feb 14»
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Q50 leads sporty Infiniti invasion
The plan was that the Q-ship would stooge along at a leisurely seven knots or so in waters known to be infested with U-boats, until it actually got torpedoed. «Independent Online, Oct 13»
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Divers find First World War "Mystery Ship" which ambushed submarine
Steven Mortimer, 46, a former corporate banker from Bristol, who led the team that found the vessel, said: “Q-ship crews became national heroes after the war ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 13»
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«ENGLISH DICTIONARY. Q-Ship [online] - Edition 3.3 (Dec 2016). Available <http://englishdictionary.education/en/q-ship> »
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