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Frigatoon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frigatoon (Naut) A Venetian vessel, with a square stern, having only a mainmast, jigger mast, and bowsprit; also a sloop of war ship-rigged.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frigatoon A Venetian vessel with a square stern and two masts.
    • n frigatoon A ship-rigged sloop of war.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Frigatoon a small Venetian vessel with square stern and two masts
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. fregatone,: cf. F.frégaton,. See Frigate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fregate—It. fregata; ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

She was one of that small class of three-masted luggers called frigatoons, common at the period, with very broad beam and round bows.
"Captain Kyd, Vol. II" by Joseph Holt Ingraham
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