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From Italian fregatone. Compare French frégaton and see frigate.


frigatoon (plural frigatoons)

  1. (nautical) A Venetian vessel with a square stern, having only a mainmast, jigger mast, and bowsprit; also a sloop of war ship-rigged.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for frigatoon in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)