UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdrɛdˌnɔːt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(drednôt′)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dread•nought  (drednôt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Militarya type of battleship armed with heavy-caliber guns in turrets: so called from the British battleship Dreadnought, launched in 1906, the first of its type.
  2. Clothingan outer garment of heavy woolen cloth.
  3. Textilesa thick cloth with a long pile.
Also,  dreadnaught′. 
  • dread + nought 1800–10

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dreadnought, dreadnaught /ˈdrɛdˌnɔːt/ n
  1. a battleship armed with heavy guns of uniform calibre
  2. an overcoat made of heavy cloth
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