Meaning of “frigate” in the English Dictionary

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"frigate" in British English

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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. 

(Definition of “frigate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frigate" in American English

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frigatenoun [ C ]

us /ˈfrɪɡ·ət/

(Definition of “frigate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)