Share this entry

Share this page

E-boat

Syllabification: E-boat
Pronunciation: /ˈēbōt
 
/

Definition of E-boat in English:

noun

A German torpedo boat used in World War II.
Example sentences
  • Here they ran into five German E-boats of the 5th Torpedo Boat Flotilla based at Cherbourg.
  • As the exhausted and injured men slept below decks the ship was struck amidships by a torpedo from a German E-boat and she broke in two, sinking in just 15 seconds.
  • They have coastal batteries and minefields; they have bombers and E-boats and submarines.

Origin

from E- for enemy + boat.

Definition of E-boat in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day verbose
Pronunciation: vərˈbōs
adjective
using more words than are needed…