- A warship, generally smaller than a destroyer, utilized in antisubmarine action.
- a kind of warship, lighter in armor and armament, and reduced than a destroyer, initially employed for convoy escort during World War II. This light destroyer variation is regarded as a frigate.
- warship smaller compared to a destroyer; made to escort fleets or convoys
Hypernym for "destroyer escort"
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