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Cruiser vs. Frigate

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Cruiser

A cruiser is a type of warship. Modern cruisers are generally the largest ships in a fleet after aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships, and can usually perform several roles.
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Frigate

A frigate () is a type of warship. In different eras, ships classified as frigates have had very varied roles and capabilities.
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Cruiser

One of a class of fast warships of medium tonnage with a long cruising radius and less armor and firepower than a battleship.
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Frigate

A warship that is smaller than a destroyer and used primarily for escort duty.
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Cruiser

A cabin cruiser.
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Frigate

A high-speed, medium-sized sailing war vessel of the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s.
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Cruiser

See squad car.
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Frigate

(Obsolete) A fast, light vessel, such as a sailboat.
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Cruiser

One who attends cruises.
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Frigate

(nautical) Any of several types of warship:
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Cruiser

(cycling) A kind of bicycle that usually combines balloon tires, an upright seating posture, a single-speed drivetrain, and straightforward steel construction with expressive styling.
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Frigate

(historical) A sailing warship (of any size) built for speed and maneuverability; typically without raised upperworks, having a flush forecastle and tumblehome sides.
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Cruiser

A frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
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Frigate

(historical) A sailing warship with a single continuous gun deck, typically used for patrolling and blockading duties, but not considered large enough for the line of battle.
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Cruiser

(nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
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Frigate

(historical) A warship combining sail and steam propulsion, typically of ironclad timber construction, supplementing and superseding sailing ships of the line at the beginning of the development of the ironclad battleship.
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Cruiser

(nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
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Frigate

(historical) A escort warship, smaller than a destroyer, introduced in World War 2 as an anti-submarine vessel.
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Cruiser

(nautical) A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience.
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Frigate

A modern type of warship, equivalent in size or smaller than a destroyer, often focused on anti-submarine warfare, but sometimes general purpose.
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Cruiser

(nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
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Frigate

(fictional) A warship or space warship, inspired by one of the many historic varieties of frigate.
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Cruiser

A police patrol vehicle.
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Frigate

A frigatebird (Fregata spp.).
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Cruiser

(entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Vindula.
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Frigate

Originally, a vessel of the Mediterranean propelled by sails and by oars. The French, about 1650, transferred the name to larger vessels, and by 1750 it had been appropriated for a class of war vessels intermediate between corvettes and ships of the line. Frigates, from about 1750 to 1850, had one full battery deck and, often, a spar deck with a lighter battery. They carried sometimes as many as fifty guns. After the application of steam to navigation steam frigates of largely increased size and power were built, and formed the main part of the navies of the world till about 1870, when the introduction of ironclads superseded them.
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Cruiser

(entomology) Any dragonfly of the family Macromiidae; a macromiid.
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Frigate

Any small vessel on the water.
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Cruiser

Someone who cruises bars and neighborhoods looking for "action".
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Frigate

A medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
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Cruiser

One who, or a vessel that, cruises;
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Frigate

A United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
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Cruiser

A car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
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Cruiser

A large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer
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Cruiser

A large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
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