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  1. sloop of warnoun

    a sailing or steam warship having cannons on only one deck


  1. sloop of war

    A sloop of war is a type of warship, smaller and swifter than a frigate, that was used for warfare at sea during the 18th and 19th centuries. It typically carried fewer guns and was used primarily for escorting convoys, hunting down enemy ships, and protecting colonial interests. With a single gun deck, it was smaller and had fewer crew members than larger ships, but its size made it more maneuverable and ideal for patrol and escort duties.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sloop of war in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sloop of war in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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