from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, fast warship equipped for firing torpedoes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a small, high-speed warship designed to fire torpedoes, especially in coastal waters

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a vessel adapted for carrying, launching, operating, or otherwise making use of, torpedoes against an enemy's ship., especially, a small, fast boat with tubes for launching torpedoes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a boat from which a torpedo is operated; especially, a small swift steamer carrying one or more offensive torpedoes for use against an enemy's ships.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small high-speed warship designed for torpedo attacks in coastal waters


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