PT boat

\ ˌpē-ˈtē- How to pronounce PT boat (audio) , ˈpē-ˌ \

Definition of PT boat

: a small fast patrol craft usually armed with torpedoes, machine guns, and depth charges

called also PT

First Known Use of PT boat

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for PT boat

patrol torpedo

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“PT boat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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