Origin of frigate
Words nearby frigate
How to use frigate in a sentence
In March 2010 a North Korean submarine, without cause, torpedoed the Cheonan, a South Korean frigate.North Korea Threatens War, and South Korea Wants Revenge|Gordon G. Chang|April 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Portuguese frigate Cine captured by the Algerines, after a smart action.
Desperate engagement between an Algerine cruiser of 18 guns, well manned, and a Corsican frigate of 26 nine and twelve pounders.
He therefore fitted five out of near thirty small prizes to accompany him, and built a galley frigate to land with.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Governor Letcher of Virginia ordered that this ship be raised and be converted into an effective, usable frigate.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
There is good reason to believe that we have taken the Iphigenie, a French frigate.
British Dictionary definitions for frigate
- British a warship larger than a corvette and smaller than a destroyer
- US (formerly) a warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
- US a small escort vessel