- a small, fast, lightly armed, unarmored, and highly maneuverable boat used chiefly for torpedoing enemy shipping.
Origin of PT boat
1940–45; p(atrol) t(orpedo)
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- patrol torpedo boat, the former US term for an MTBCompare MTB
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