Definition of torpedo boat in English:

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torpedo boat

Pronunciation: /tôrˈpēdō ˌbōt/


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.

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Syllabification: tor·pe·do boat

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