PT boat
noun Etymology: patrol torpedo Date: 1941 a small fast patrol craft usually armed with torpedoes, machine guns, and depth charges — called also PT

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  • PT boat — PT 105 at high speed PT Boats were a variety of motor torpedo boat (hull classification symbol PT , for Patrol Torpedo ), a small, fast vessel used by the United States Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships. The PT boat squadrons… …   Wikipedia

  • PT Boat — PT Boats. Tipo PT 105. Las Lanchas torpederas PT, Barcos PT …   Wikipedia Español

  • PT boat — Un PT 105 à haute vitesse. Caractéristiques techniques Type Vedette torpilleur Vitesse 46 à 50 km/h …   Wikipédia en Français

  • PT boat — a small, fast boat used by the US military forces, especially during World War II. It was used especially for firing ↑torpedoes (=explosive weapons that travel under the sea) at enemy ships. Many Americans remember that President John F. Kennedy… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • PT boat — ☆ PT boat [pē′tē′ ] n. [p(atrol) t(orpedo) boat] MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT …   English World dictionary

  • PT boat — Mosquito Fleet Abzeichen PT boat ist eine abgekürzte Bezeichnung für Patrol Torpedo boats (dt.: Patrouillen Torpedo Boote) der US Marine im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Entgegen dieser Kennzeichnung war die offizielle Klassifikation aber „motor torpedo… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PT boat — n. US a motor torpedo boat. Etymology: Patrol Torpedo * * * noun a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat • Syn: ↑mosquito boat, ↑mosquito craft, ↑motor torpedo boat • Hypernyms: ↑torpedo boat …   Useful english dictionary

  • PT boat — U.S. Mil. a small, fast, lightly armed, unarmored, and highly maneuverable boat used chiefly for torpedoing enemy shipping. Also called mosquito boat, motor torpedo boat. [1940 45; p(atrol) t(orpedo)] * * * …   Universalium

  • PT boat — /pi ˈti boʊt/ (say pee tee boht) noun a small, fast boat equipped with torpedoes, used by the US Navy in World War II. {P(atrol) T(orpedo) + boat} …   Australian English dictionary

  • PT boat — small fast patrol boat equipped with machine guns and torpedoes (Military) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • PT boat — n. mil a small, fast, lightly armed boat used esp. in World War II for torpedoing enemy shipping • Etymology: 1940–45; p(atrol) t(orpedo) …   From formal English to slang

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