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Oxford dictionary definition of the word frigate:
a warship with a mixed armament, generally lighter than a destroyer (in the US navy, heavier) and of a kind originally introduced for convoy escort work.
historical a sailing warship of a size and armament just below that of a ship of the line.
late 16th century (denoting a light, fast boat which was rowed or sailed): from French frégate, from Italian fregata, of unknown origin