frigate

A frigate is a large boat that's used by a military during wartime. If you join the Navy, you may be assigned to work on a frigate. Ahoy!

The word frigate has been used for a variety of seagoing vessels ever since the late 15th century. Over time, it's generally referred to larger and larger boats — the original frigates had oars and sails. One thing most frigates have had in common is maneuverability, or the ability to move with speed and agility. Today's frigate often carries a guided missile launcher.

Primary Meanings of frigate

1.
n
a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
2.
n
a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
Full Definitions of frigate
1

n a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries

Type of:
combat ship, war vessel, warship
a government ship that is available for waging war
2

n a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser

Types:
guided missile frigate
a frigate that carries guided missiles
Type of:
combat ship, war vessel, warship
a government ship that is available for waging war

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