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frigate

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noun frig·ate \ˈfri-gət\

Simple Definition of frigate

  • : a small and fast military ship

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frigate

  1. 1 :  a light boat propelled originally by oars but later by sails

  2. 2 :  a square-rigged war vessel intermediate between a corvette and a ship of the line

  3. 3 :  a modern warship that is smaller than a destroyer

Origin and Etymology of frigate

Middle French, from Old Italian fregata


First Known Use: 1583

Rhymes with frigate


FRIGATE Defined for Kids

frigate

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noun frig·ate \ˈfri-gət\

Definition of frigate for Students

  1. 1 :  a square-rigged warship

  2. 2 :  a modern warship that is smaller than a destroyer





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