Origin of frigate
Examples from the Web for frigate
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 others were the frigate "Endymion" of fifty guns, and the "Pomone" and the "Tenedos," of forty-four each.The Boys of 1812 and Other Naval Heroes|James Russell Soley
Looking at the land from aboard the frigate, I never should have thought it was such an outlandish sort of a country.Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships|W.H.G. Kingston
There the Court Martial met on board of a frigate named the Kent.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
She was from an English frigate, which lay screened by a point of woods, and had come in for water.
His largest war ship was the Long Serpent, supposed to be of the size of a frigate of forty-five guns.
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