Definition of E-boat in English:

E-boat

Line breaks: E-boat
Pronunciation: /ˈiːbəʊt
 
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noun

  • A German torpedo boat used in the Second World War.
    More 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.

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