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meaning: warship

潜水艦 == sensuikan == (noun) submarine
艦隊 == kantai == (noun) fleet, armada


Left radical is 'boat/ship' (舟), right radical is 'watch' (監); here it is used phonetically to express 'protected'. Thus, 'a ship which protects other ships', i.e., a warship, perhaps protecting a merchant marine. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Ship that watches over others is a warship.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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