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torpedo boat

a small, fast, highly maneuverable boat used for torpedoing enemy shipping.
Origin of torpedo boat
1800-10, Americanism Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for torpedo boat

torpedo boat

(formerly) a small high-speed warship designed to carry out torpedo attacks in coastal waters
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