torpedo boat

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noun

a small, fast, highly maneuverable boat used for torpedoing enemy shipping.

Nearby words

  1. toronto blessing,
  2. torontonian,
  3. torose,
  4. torous,
  5. torpedo,
  6. torpedo tube,
  7. torpedo-boat destroyer,
  8. torpedoman,
  9. torpex,
  10. torpid

Origin of torpedo boat

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for torpedo boat

torpedo boat

noun

(formerly) a small high-speed warship designed to carry out torpedo attacks in coastal waters
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