destroyer escort
noun Date: 1924 a warship similar to but smaller than a destroyer

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  • destroyer escort — ☆ destroyer escort n. a warship smaller and slower than a destroyer, used mainly to escort merchant ships …   English World dictionary

  • Destroyer escort — A destroyer escort (DE) is the classification for a smaller, lightly armed warship designed to be used to escort convoys of merchant marine ships, primarily of the United States Merchant Marine in World War II. It is employed primarily for anti… …   Wikipedia

  • destroyer escort — noun warship smaller than a destroyer; designed to escort fleets or convoys • Hypernyms: ↑warship, ↑war vessel, ↑combat ship * * * noun : an antisubmarine warship similiar to a destroyer but smaller and not as fast * * * a warship somewhat… …   Useful english dictionary

  • destroyer escort — noun a type of warship, lighter in armor and armament, and slower than a destroyer, originally used for convoy escort during World War II. This light destroyer variant is considered a frigate. See Also: DE, DDE, destroyer leader, destroyer …   Wiktionary

  • destroyer escort — /dəˈstrɔɪər ɛskɔt/ (say duh stroyuhr eskawt) noun a destroyer or smaller warship (in Australia, a frigate), detailed to protect aircraft carriers and to escort convoys …   Australian English dictionary

  • destroyer escort — a warship somewhat smaller than a destroyer, designed esp. for antisubmarine action. Abbr.: DE [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • destroyer escort — destroy′er es cort n. mil a warship somewhat smaller than a destroyer, designed esp. for antisubmarine action • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Edsall class destroyer escort — USS Edsall (DE 129) Class overview Name: Edsall class destroyer escort Builders …   Wikipedia

  • Cannon class destroyer escort — The USS Cannon (DE 99) Class overview Name: Cannon class destroyer escort Operators …   Wikipedia

  • Buckley class destroyer escort — The Buckley class destroyer escorts were 102 destroyer escorts launched in the United States in 1943 1944. They served in World War II as convoy escorts and anti submarine warfare ships. The lead ship was USS Buckley (DE 51) which was launched on …   Wikipedia

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