sloop of war


noun

(formerly) a sailing or steam naval vessel having cannons on only one deck.

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Origin of sloop of war

First recorded in 1695–1705
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sloop of war

noun

(formerly) a small fast sailing warship mounting some 10 to 30 small calibre guns on one deck
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