(in World War II) a fast German boat carrying guns and torpedoes
Why Are A, E, I, O, U, And Y Called “Vowels”?In elementary school, we all learned the vowels of the English language: A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y. But, what makes a vowel a vowel?
Word Origin for E-boat
C20: from enemy boat
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The attentions paid to "E 56" on the 26th call to mind the story of the E-boat which did a "crash" dive to avoid similar machines.The Story of Our Submarines|John Graham Bower