Definition of PT boat in English:

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PT boat

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noun

US
A motorboat equipped with torpedoes and used by the military, especially during World War II.
Example sentences
  • Though the PT boat's trio of 1500 horsepower Higgins engines were well past their prime, the Legless Lilly managed a respectable cruising speed of twenty knots.
  • For the wooden PT boat, with its relatively large and unprotected fuel tanks, the result was predictable.
  • Serving in small plywood craft much like the more famous American PT boats, the Coastal Forces wreaked havoc with Axis forces in British and foreign waters.

Origin

1940s: from P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat.

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