Definition of torpedo boat in English:

Share this entry

torpedo boat

Pronunciation: /tôrˈpēdō ˌbōt/

noun

A small, fast, light warship armed with torpedoes.
Example sentences
  • A8, in company with A7, a torpedo boat and the cruiser HMS Forth, parent ship of the submarine squadron, had left Devonport in the morning for exercises off Looe, carrying a crew of 12 and seven trainees.
  • Queensland had two gun boats, one torpedo boat and a picket boat.
  • All we knew was that it was either a motor torpedo boat or motor gun boat.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tor·pe·do boat

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.