Part of speech: noun

An old style war vessel of moderate size.

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Usage examples "frigate":

  1. Here Mr. Lowrie, the second mate, came in with a report; and I remarked that he stood up hat in hand whilst making it, very much as if Captain Paul commanded a frigate. - "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  2. A fifty gun ship and a frigate, which escorted them, escaped. - "The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX", Various.
  3. The frigate that he commanded reached port a little earlier than his family expected it, and from my window I saw him, one fine evening, hurrying along the street alone, on his way home to surprise his people. - "The Story of a Child", Pierre Loti.