from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small warship carrying guns on one deck only.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. formerly, a vessel of war rigged either as a ship, brig, or schooner, and mounting from ten to thirty-two guns; now, any war vessel larger than a gunboat, and carrying guns on one deck only.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sailing or steam warship having cannons on only one deck


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