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torpedo boat

noun
1.
a small, fast, highly maneuverable boat used for torpedoing enemy shipping.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism
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torpedo boat

noun
1.
(formerly) a small high-speed warship designed to carry out torpedo attacks in coastal waters
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