motor torpedo boat

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n.
a small, fast, lightly armed boat used esp. in World War II for torpedoing enemy shipping.
[1940–45; p(atrol)t(orpedo)]
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Noun1.motor torpedo boat - a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boatmotor torpedo boat - a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat
torpedo boat - small high-speed warship designed for torpedo attacks in coastal waters
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