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frig·ate

 (frĭg′ĭt)
n.
1. A warship that is smaller than a destroyer and used primarily for escort duty.
2. A high-speed, medium-sized sailing war vessel of the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s.
3. Obsolete A fast, light vessel, such as a sailboat.

[French frégate, from Italian fregata.]

frigate

(ˈfrɪɡɪt)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a medium-sized square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
2. (Nautical Terms)
a. Brit a warship larger than a corvette and smaller than a destroyer
b. US (formerly) a warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
c. US a small escort vessel
[C16: from French frégate, from Italian fregata, of unknown origin]

frig•ate

(ˈfrɪg ɪt)

n.
1. a fast naval vessel of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, generally having a lofty ship rig and being heavily armed on one or two decks.
2. a modern warship.
[1575–85; < Middle French frégate < Italian fregata, Sicilian fragata]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frigate - a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuriesfrigate - a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
2.frigate - a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
guided missile frigate - a frigate that carries guided missiles
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
Translations

frigate

[ˈfrɪgɪt] N (Naut) → fragata f

frigate

[ˈfrɪgət] n (modern)frégate f

frigate

n (Naut) → Fregatte f

frigate

[ˈfrɪgɪt] n (Naut) → fregata
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