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Noun: frigate  fri-gut
  1. A United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
  2. A warship smaller than a destroyer, typically equipped with some form of missile or used for anti-submarine activities
  3. A medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries

Derived forms: frigates

Type of: combat ship, war vessel, warship

Encyclopedia: Frigate