Definition of pre-Dreadnought in English:

pre-Dreadnought

adjective

historical
  • Of or relating to a battleship designed and built in a style that predates the introduction of H.M.S. Dreadnought in 1906.

noun

historical
  • A battleship designed and built in such a style.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Times. From pre- + dreadnought.

Pronunciation

pre-Dreadnought

/priːˈdrɛdnɔːt/