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(in World War II) a fast German boat carrying guns and torpedoes
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Word Origin for E-boat
C20: from enemy boat
Words nearby E-boat
EBITDA, Ebla, Eblaite, Eblis, EbN, E-boat, Ebola, Ebola virus, Ebola virus disease, ebon, Ebonics
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How to use E-boat in a sentence
I will interpolate here an account of a typical trial of a new boat, using an E boat of the early 1916 vintage as an illustration.
A great clanging report shook the E boat, and the hull quivered as if she had lightly touched something forward.
In sixty-five seconds from the first sighting of the enemy, peace and quiet reigned again in the E boat.
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.
When we get a German account of the war at sea we may find in it here and there a belated piece of news of a missing E boat.