Definition of PT boat in English:
A motor torpedo boat used by the military.
- 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.
1940s: from P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat..
Definition of PT boat in:
- US English dictionary
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