assault boat

assault boat
noun Date: 1941 a small portable boat used in an amphibious military attack or in land warfare for crossing rivers or lakes

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  • assault boat — noun : a small portable boat used in an amphibious military attack or in land warfare for crossing rivers or lakes * * * a portable boat used for landing troops on beaches and for crossing rivers. Also called storm boat. [1940 45] * * * assault… …   Useful english dictionary

  • assault boat — a portable boat used for landing troops on beaches and for crossing rivers. Also called storm boat. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mk 6 Assault Boat — The Mk 6 Assault Boat is a boat used by the Royal Engineers of the British Army. It is usually paddled for a silent or night time approach, but can be fitted with an outboard motor. Its built from glass reinforced plastic and is light enough to… …   Wikipedia

  • assault craft — assault boat or assault craft, any small boat used to carry troops and light arms from ship to shore, especially in forcing a landing …   Useful english dictionary

  • boat — n. 1) to row; sail; steer a boat 2) to launch, lower a boat 3) to overturn, swamp, upset a boat 4) an assault; fishing; flying boat; gunboat; lifeboat; mosquito, PT (AE; BE has MTB); patrol boat; rowboat (AE), rowing (BE) boat; sailboat (AE),… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • assault area — In amphibious operations, that area that includes the beach area, the boat lanes, the lines of departure, the landing ship areas, the transport areas, and the fire support areas in the immediate vicinity of the boat lanes …   Military dictionary

  • assault area diagram — A graphic means of showing, for amphibious operations, the beach designations, boat lanes, organization of the line of departure, scheduled waves, landing ship area, transport areas, and the fire support areas in the immediate vicinity of the… …   Military dictionary

  • boat diagram — In the assault phase of an amphibious operation, a diagram showing the positions of individuals and equipment in each boat …   Military dictionary

  • boat lane — A lane for amphibious assault landing craft, which extends seaward from the landing beaches to the line of departure. The width of a boat lane is determined by the length of the corresponding beach …   Military dictionary

  • storm boat. — See assault boat. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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