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PT boat

noun, U.S. Military
1.
a small, fast, lightly armed, unarmored, and highly maneuverable boat used chiefly for torpedoing enemy shipping.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; p(atrol) t(orpedo)
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PT boat

noun
1.
patrol torpedo boat, the former US term for an MTB Compare MTB
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