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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
frigatefrig‧ate /ˈfrɪɡət/ noun [countable]  TTWa small fast ship used especially for protecting other ships in wars
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frigateThe Nimitz will be accompanied by five other warships, including a guided-missile cruiser, two destroyers and a frigate.The larger part is made up by the host of specialised equipments that such a frigate contains.Newall, 27, was arrested by a Royal Navy frigate sailing his yacht off Casablanca.The section on frigates and destroyers put their number at 65.The arrival of the Transport Secretary was further postponed by a slow-moving statement over frigate orders.Within that frigate were seeds of destruction that would soon burst forth.Perhaps the captain of the frigate was a touch too eager.
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