escort carrier


noun Navy.

a small aircraft carrier used chiefly as an antisubmarine escort for a convoy or task force.

Nearby words

  1. escolar,
  2. escondido,
  3. esconson,
  4. escorial,
  5. escort,
  6. escort fighter,
  7. escribe,
  8. escritoire,
  9. escrow,
  10. escuage

Origin of escort carrier

First recorded in 1940–45

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