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frigate

noun frig·ate \ˈfri-gət\

: a small and fast military ship

Full Definition of FRIGATE

1
:  a light boat propelled originally by oars but later by sails
2
:  a square-rigged war vessel intermediate between a corvette and a ship of the line
3
:  a modern warship that is smaller than a destroyer

Origin of FRIGATE

Middle French, from Old Italian fregata
First Known Use: 1583

Rhymes with FRIGATE

FRIGATE Defined for Kids

frigate

noun frig·ate \ˈfri-gət\

Definition of FRIGATE for Kids

1
:  a square-rigged warship
2
:  a modern warship that is smaller than a destroyer

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