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E-boat Line breaks: E-boat
Pronunciation: /ˈiːbəʊt/

Definition of E-boat in English:


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


From E- for enemy + boat.

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