mosquito boat

mosquito boat
noun
a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat
Hypernyms: ↑torpedo boat

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noun

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mosquito boat,
a fast motorboat carrying a gun and torpedoes, now called a PT boat.

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