sloop of war
sloop of war definition by Webster's New World
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- a sailing vessel mounting from 10 to 32 guns
- later, a small war vessel, having guns mounted on one deck only
sloop of war definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. sloops of war
A small warship carrying guns on one deck only.