Definition of Copper-bottomed

1. Adjective. Having a bottom of copper or sheathed with copper. "A copper-bottomed ship"

Similar to: Bottomed



Definition of Copper-bottomed

1. Adjective. Having lower parts made of or covered by copper (especially of a ship or cookware). ¹

2. Adjective. (British idiomatic) Thoroughly reliable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Copper-bottomed

copolymers
coportion
copout
copouts
coppa
coppas
coppe
copped
copped out
copper
copper's nark
copper-64
copper-67
copper-base alloy
copper-bottom
copper-bottomed (current term)
copper-fasten
copper-fastened
copper-fastening
copper-fastens
copper arsenite
copper aspirinate
copper beech
copper bichloride
copper captain
copper cataract
copper chloride
copper chopper
copper choppers
copper citrate

Literary usage of Copper-bottomed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... spiking them up, breaking the carriages, and bringing out a very fine Spanish copper-bottomed brig, pierced for twelve guns. " I have the honour, &c. ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Ruled at Nisi Prius, in the Courts of King's by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Central Criminal Court (1835)
"Copper- bottomed vessels also are injurious. Sewers also, while they cleanse the houses, may make the water impure into which they run. ..."

3. The Life and Correspondence of the Late Admiral Lord Rodney by Godfrey Basil Mundy (1830)
"... and the remainder of the ships on this sta- ' tion, which are in want of great repair, and ' are not copper-bottomed, shall proceed with ' them, ..."

4. The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and by Andrew Kippis (1799)
"... fitted out at Bourdeaux, copper-bottomed, pierced for го guns, but mounting only 16 fix- pounders, and had on board 118 men, one of whom was killed ..."

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