PT boat


noun U.S. Military.

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

noun

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