/ˈfrıgət/ noun, pl -ates [count]
: a small and fast military ship

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  • frig|ate — «FRIHG iht», noun. 1. a fast, three masted, sailing warship of medium size. Frigates were much used between 1750 and 1860. 2. a small escort vessel equipped to destroy submarines. It belongs to the destroyer class. »Their light coastguard patrol… …   Useful english dictionary

  • frig|ate-built — «FRIHG iht BIHLT», adjective. Nautical. having a quarterdeck and forecastle raised above the main deck …   Useful english dictionary

  • frig — frig·ate; frig·gle; frig·id; Frig·i·daire; frig·i·dar·i·um; frig·o·rif·ic; frig·o·rim·e·ter; in·frig·i·date; re·frig·er·a·tion; re·frig·er·a·tive; re·frig·er·a·tor; frig; re·frig·er·ant; re·frig·er·a·to·ry; frig·id·ly; frig·id·ness; …   English syllables

  • re|frig|er|ate — «rih FRIHJ uh rayt», transitive verb, at|ed, at|ing. to make or keep (food, drinks, laboratory supplies, or scientific specimens) cold or cool: »Milk, meat, and ice cream must be refrigerated to prevent spoiling. ╂[< Latin refrīgerāre (with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • re·frig·er·ate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • frigate — frig·ate …   English syllables

  • frigate bird — frig′ate bird or frig′ate•bird n. orn any of several long winged, fork tailed seabirds of the family Fregatidae, of tropical oceans, noted for snatching prey from other birds in flight • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • frigate — frig|ate [ frıgət ] noun count a small fast ship used by a navy to protect other ships …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frigate — frig|ate [ˈfrıgıt] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: frégate, from Italian fregata] a small fast ship used especially for protecting other ships in wars …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frigate — frig•ate [[t]ˈfrɪg ɪt[/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. a fast naval vessel of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, generally having a lofty ship rig and being heavily armed on one or two decks 2) mil navig. a modern warship • Etymology: 1575–85; <… …   From formal English to slang

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