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third-rate (plural third-rates)

  1. (military, nautical, historical) a sailing warship that can be described with the adjective "third-rate"

AdjectiveEdit

third-rate (not comparable)

  1. of lesser value or quality than second-rate
  2. (military, nautical, historical) describing a British ship-of-the-line with 64 to 80 guns divided onto two gun decks.

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