motor torpedo boat

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

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noun
: a high-speed 60 to 100 ft. motorboat mounting two or four torpedo tubes and antiaircraft and machine guns and equipped with depth charges and smoke-making apparatus — called also mosquito boat, PT boat

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motor torpedo boat,
a small, very fast, and highly maneuverable boat, having little or no armor, equipped with torpedoes, depth charges, anti-aircraft guns, and smoke-screen equipment.

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