mosquito boat


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mosquito boat

n. Chiefly British
A PT boat.

mosquito boat

n
(Military) another name for MTB
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Noun1.mosquito boat - a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boatmosquito 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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* For every ten 30-foot cruisers that aren't being built this year our Navy can have another mosquito boat.
He is also a veteran of WWII, having served in the Royal Navy on MTBs (motor torpedo boats) -- known as 'mosquito boats' they were used to attack surface ships but they also laid mines, created smoke screens and were invaluable in rescuing downed flight crews.