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PT boat

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noun U.S. Military.
  1. a small, fast, lightly armed, unarmored, and highly maneuverable boat used chiefly for torpedoing enemy shipping.
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Origin of PT boat

1940–45; p(atrol) t(orpedo)
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British Dictionary definitions for pt boat

PT boat

  1. patrol torpedo boat, the former US term for an MTBCompare MTB
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