frigatenoun [ C ]uk /ˈfrɪɡ.ət/ us /ˈfrɪɡ.ət/
Examples from literature
- Frigates were ever on the watch in the Straits to chase any French vessels that left port.
- He was preparing to board, the frigates at the time running ten knots, when the French ship surrendered.
- Near her was another of the same large class, together with a Turkish frigate and a corvette.
- The bags are piled in neat pyramids, or in other forms, sometimes on the booms before the boats, and sometimes in a square mass on the after part of the quarter-deck of a frigate.
- This vessel was the English frigate Macedonian cruising along the American coast, and at this time short of hands.