torpedo boat

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torpedo boat

n.
A small, fast warship equipped for firing torpedoes.

torpedo boat

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

torpe′do boat`


n.
a small, fast, highly maneuverable boat used for torpedoing enemy shipping.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.torpedo boat - small high-speed warship designed for torpedo attacks in coastal waterstorpedo boat - small high-speed warship designed for torpedo attacks in coastal waters
mosquito boat, mosquito craft, motor torpedo boat, PT boat - a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
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By giving his 'Profil zur Ansicht' in this way, Mahlke achieves a decisive mastery over the gaze of the others; even the 'Torpedoboot' that is leaving harbour as he is masturbating, which potentially possesses visual interest (and phallic capabilities) to rival his, is noticed only to the extent that its progress allows Pilenz to calculate how long it took Mahlke to produce his second 'Ladung' (KM, p.