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gunboat

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gunboat/ˈgʌnˌboʊt/noun
pluralgunboats
gunboat
/ˈgʌnˌboʊt/
noun
pluralgunboats
Learner's definition of GUNBOAT  
[count]
: a small ship with guns

gunboat diplomacy

: the threat to use military force against a country as a way of forcing the country to do something
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