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MTB

noun
1.
(Brit) a motor torpedo boat
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  • The centrifugal force of the whirling mtb sent a fifty-gallon drum dancing across the water to the full length of a long rope.

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  • The pirates scrambled to cover against this new menace as the mtb swept by.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Rick put the mtb on a curving course that would take them completely around the island, about a hundred yards offshore.

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  • Rick swung the mtb onto an easterly course without another word.

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  • Gradually he opened the throttles until, at a safe distance from the island, the mtb was moving at full-cruising speed.

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  • He hauled it to the stern of the mtb and attached the line to a cleat.

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  • The mtb moved with gathering speed, following the clear path indicated by the searchlight.

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  • If the mtb got within swimming distance, the pirates would see it.

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  • The pirates made no move to follow the mtb on its curving course around their battle line.

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  • Rick heard the mtb's horn let go with a long blast, and he rose high out of the water to look.

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Related Abbreviations for mtb

MTB

Materials Transportation Bureau
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