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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Moreover, compared with even a torpedo boat, the airship was remarkably simple to construct, given the air-chamber material, the engines, the gas plant, and the design, it was reallt not more complicated and far easier than an ordinary wooden boat had been a hundred years before.
He played his flashes down the Mare Island shore, blowing up five torpedo boats, the torpedo station, and the great magazine at the eastern end of the island.
The village has been known for the Ulot River Extreme Torpedo Boat Ride, transforming a portion of Samar's longest river into a haven for nature lovers and extreme boat ride enthusiasts.
Who commanded the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 which was rammed by a Japanese ship in WWII and then went on to have an important political career?
Balboza for his photo of a torpedo boat in the rapids of the Ulot River, also located in Eastern Samar.
Kennedy then entered the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center, Melville, Rhode Island.
Later Torpedo boat Chelmer, monitor Ladybird and Auxiliary Lychis arrived and took the survivors off Katsura and those remaining in the ship's boats.
Without the outriggers, the torpedo boat makes the river ride more exciting.
This train of thought eventually caused Aube, unlike Grivel, to posit that commerce warfare would constitute the strategy of choice against both superior and inferior naval powers, and that the humble torpedo boat would be the new "capital ship." (56)
Who commanded the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109, which was rammed by a Japanese ship in the Second World War, and went on to have an important political career?
Kennedy and his patrol torpedo boat, PT-109, during the Second World War is well known.
They bought their first vessel, an ex-Navy torpedo boat called Lunasea used in the D-Day landings, for PS6,500 and sold their house in Sussex.