PT boat


ˌpē-ˈtē- How to pronounce PT boat (audio)
: a small fast patrol craft usually armed with torpedoes, machine guns, and depth charges

called also PT

Word History


patrol torpedo

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of PT boat was in 1941

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“PT boat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

PT boat

: a high-speed motorboat usually equipped with torpedoes, machine guns, and depth charges

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