destroyer escort definition

  • noun:
    • 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

Related Sources

  • Definition for "destroyer escort"
    • A warship, generally smaller than a destroyer, utilized…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "destroyer escort"
  • Cross Reference for "destroyer escort"
  • Etymologically Related for "destroyer escort"
53 votes

How would you define destroyer escort?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!