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destroyer escort

noun
1.
a warship somewhat smaller than a destroyer, designed especially for antisubmarine action.
Abbreviation: DE.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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destroyer escort

noun
1.
a lightly armed warship smaller than a destroyer, designed to escort fleets or convoys
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