frigate frigate  /f ˈrɪ ɡət/


  1. (n) a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
  2. (n) a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser


  1. Thousands watched in silence as the old frigate was towed away by the mine sweeper Grebe, her brand-new sails tightly furled.
  2. The frigate HMS Cornwall on patrol in the North Arabian Gulf.
  3. As the frigate drew near, the Soviets used a bullhorn to warn the Americans to keep their distance.


  1. Civil War lore enthralls kids at camp

    The history of the frigate USS Merrimack, the Civil War battleship, might seem weighty material for the summer camp crowd. Not so for 10 youngsters enrolled in the Junior Historian Camp at the Historical Society of Berks County in Reading.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Reading Eagle

  2. A Buyers Market For Anti-Ship Missiles

    June 26, 2013: There was recently a SINKEX (sinking exercise) in which Norway fired one of their locally made Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) at a decommissioned 2,100 ton Oslo class frigate. The NSM, fired from a smaller missile boat, hit the frigate, did a lot of damage but did not sink it.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Strategy Page

  3. Frugal Frigate children's bookstore in Redlands offers summer programs

    The Frugal Frigate children's bookstore, 9 N. Sixth St., Redlands, offers summer programs for children, including the Kids' Summer Club and story times.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Redlands Daily Facts

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  1. "The fishing boat Bakio has been liberated and is now sailing in total freedom, escorted by a Spanish frigate toward safer waters," De la Vega told a news conference.
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega Source: Seattle Times

  2. "The investigation into the hijacking is continuing on board the Ladny frigate. We are taking measures to send the crew [of the Arctic Sea] back home," Serdyukov said.
    on Aug 18, 2009 By: Anatoly Serdyukov Source: RIA Novosti

  3. "There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away," wrote poet Emily Dickinson.
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Emily Dickinson Source: Tri-Valley Herald

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