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destroyer escort

a warship somewhat smaller than a destroyer, designed especially for antisubmarine action.
Abbreviation: DE.
Origin of destroyer escort
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for destroyer escort
  • They were supply and repair ships and was commissioned as a supply destroyer escort.
  • During his naval career he worked on an aviation repair vessel, and a destroyer escort.
  • He was given a citation for gallantry and a destroyer escort was christened in his honor.
British Dictionary definitions for destroyer escort

destroyer escort

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