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Meaning of "motor torpedo boat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT

motor torpedo boat  [ˈməʊtə tɔːˈpiːdəʊ bəʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT

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Motor torpedo boat is a noun.
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WHAT DOES MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

motor torpedo boat

Motor Torpedo Boat

Motor Torpedo Boat was the name given to fast torpedo boats by the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy. The 'motor' in the formal designation, referring to the use of petrol engines, was to distinguish them from the majority of other naval craft that used steam turbines or reciprocating steam engines. The capitalised term is generally used for the Royal Navy boats and abbreviated to "MTB". During the Second World War the US Navy boats were usually called by their hull classification symbol of "PT", and are covered under PT boat although the class type were still "motor torpedo boats". German motor torpedo boats of the Second World War were called S-boote by the Kriegsmarine and "E-boats" by the Allies. Italian MTBs of this period were known as Motoscafo Armato Silurante. French MTBs were known as vedettes lance torpilles. Soviet MTBs were known as торпедные катеры. After the end of the War in 1945, a number of the Royal Navy's MTBs were stripped and the empty hulls sold for use as houseboats.

Definition of motor torpedo boat in the English dictionary

The definition of motor torpedo boat in the dictionary is a fast torpedo boat used by the navy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT


airboat
ˈɛəˌbəʊt
boat
bəʊt
catboat
ˈkætˌbəʊt
ferryboat
ˈferɪbəʊt
houseboat
ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt
keelboat
ˈkiːlˌbəʊt
lifeboat
ˈlaɪfˌbəʊt
longboat
ˈlɒŋˌbəʊt
motorboat
ˈməʊtəˌbəʊt
powerboat
ˈpaʊəˌbəʊt
riverboat
ˈrɪvəbəʊt
sailboat
ˈseɪlˌbəʊt
showboat
ˈʃəʊˌbəʊt
speedboat
ˈspiːdˌbəʊt
steamboat
ˈstiːmˌbəʊt
towboat
ˈtəʊˌbəʊt
tugboat
ˈtʌɡˌbəʊt
workboat
ˈwɜːkˌbəʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT

motor inn
motor insurance
motor launch
motor lodge
motor lorry
motor mechanic
motor mower
motor neuron disease
motor neurone disease
motor oil
motor park
motor racing
motor road
motor scooter
motor ship
motor show
motor trade
motor truck
motor vehicle
motor vessel

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT

banana boat
canal boat
cargo boat
fishing boat
flat-bottomed boat
flying boat
gravy boat
in the same boat
jet boat
miss the boat
narrow boat
paddle boat
patrol boat
pilot boat
pleasure boat
PT boat
rock the boat
sailing boat
sauce boat
torpedo boat
U-boat

Synonyms and antonyms of motor torpedo boat in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «motor torpedo boat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT

Find out the translation of motor torpedo boat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of motor torpedo boat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «motor torpedo boat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

机动鱼雷艇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

torpedero motor
570 millions of speakers

English

motor torpedo boat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मोटर टारपीडो नाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

محرك زورق طوربيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

торпедный катер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

barco de torpedo do motor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মোটর টর্পেডো নৌকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vedette lance-torpilles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bot torpedo motor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Motortorpedoboot
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

モーター魚雷艇
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

모터 어뢰 보트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Motor boat torpedo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xuồng máy phóng ngư lôi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மோட்டார் டார்படோ படகு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोटार टारपीडो बोट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Motorlu torpido botu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

torpediniera motore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Silnik torpedowiec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

торпедний катер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

torpilă barca cu motor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κινητήρα τορπιλάκατος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

motor torpedoboot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

motortorpedfartyg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

motor torpedobåten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of motor torpedo boat

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT»

The term «motor torpedo boat» is normally little used and occupies the 137.572 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about motor torpedo boat

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT»

Discover the use of motor torpedo boat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to motor torpedo boat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939-45
Beskrivelse af de motortorpedobåde som den britiske flåde anvendte under 2. Verdenskrig.
Angus Konstam, 2003
2
The Fairmile D Motor Torpedo Boat
They fulfilled various roles, from the original MTB/MGB role to anti-submarine and mine operations. This book is the most comprehensive body of information available anywhere in a single volume on this important type.
John Lambert, 2005
3
US Patrol Torpedo Boats: World War II
This book examines the design and development of these unique craft, very few of which survive today, and goes on to examine their role and combat deployment in World War II.
Gordon L Rottman, 2011
4
The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945
... escort corvette/sloop frigate gunboat river gunboat Hilfskreuzer (German disguised raider) Italian motor-torpedo boat (motoscafi armati siluranti or motoscafi anti sommergibili) Marinefährprahm (German armed barge or “F” lighter) minelayer ...
Vincent P. O'Hara, 2011
5
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: ...
16 "Command History of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons, Seventh Fleet"; Robert J. Bulkley ms. "PT — A History of Motor Torpedo Boats in the United States Navy"; War Diaries of PT squadrons and Action Reports of individual PT boats. 17 See ...
Samuel Eliot Morison, 2001
6
Pt Boat Episodes
Typical Action Report Report of Action of PT 163 Night of 22-23 October 1944 MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRON TEN C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-T-I-A-L 23 October 1944. From: Commanding Officer PT 163. To: Commander-in-Chief, UNITED ...
Roger M. Jones, 2008
7
Popular Mechanics
The navy has invited private builders to submit designs for four types of motor torpedo boats and submarine chasers, including a seventy-foot motor torpedo boat of wood or metal, and a fifty-four-foot wood motor torpedo boat. The future of the ...
8
Beachheads Secured Volume II
Motor Torpedo Boat Division 1 had 77' Elcos without heating equipment for the boats. They braved the very cold Aleutians alone for nine months until four boats from Squadron 13 reinforced them on April 1, 1943. FIFTY-FIRST PT SQUADRON ...
Harold L. Barbin, 2010
9
Stalin's Ocean-going Fleet: Soviet Naval Strategy and ...
D3 motor torpedo boat, 159 F25 missile battlecruiser, 211 F25A missile battlecruiser, 211, 212 F25B missile battle cruiser, 213 G5 motor torpedo boat, 52 , 101,156 Gibbs & Cox battleship 89, 95 KE big submarine, 158, 159,205 KU big  ...
Mikhail Monakov, Jurgen Rohwer, 2012
10
Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: ...
In early 1944, Law and Lieutenant J.R.H. Kirkpatrick were selected to head up the two mtb flotillas Canada was forming to take part in the invasion— the 29th and 65th Motor Torpedo Boat Flotillas. Law took command of the 29th. Each flotilla ...
Mark Zuehlke, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term motor torpedo boat is used in the context of the following news items.
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Top secret plans for D-Day landings are to be sold at Spinks auction …
'Being in command of a Motor Torpedo Boat he was very much in the thick of it. 'And the nature of those small craft meant there was a lot of ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Sutton Harbour to host 28th annual Classic Boat Rally
... Channel pilot cutter, as well as the return of the remarkable World War One Motor Torpedo Boat (DCB 1), which visited during the 2014 rally. «Western Morning News, Jun 15»
3
D-Day veteran retires after raising over £60000 for Poppy Appeal
Eric served as an engineer on a motor torpedo boat during the Normandy invasion in 1945, where his role was to help landing craft. Two of his ... «Leicester Mercury, Jun 15»
4
Stillwater resident recalls time on P.T. boat during WWII
He said he was only in New Caledonia for about two weeks before he was assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 19 at Tulagi Island in the ... «Stillwater News Press, May 15»
5
Angela Carella: In WWII, Navy veteran shot movie action
... of the true story of the Navy's 3rd Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron, sent to the Philippines in 1941 to help defend against a Japanese invasion. «The Advocate, May 15»
6
Sunken shipwreck in Hong Kong harbour likely that of HMS Tamar
Lieutenant Laurence D Kilbee HKRNVR [Hong Kong Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve], commanding officer of Motor Torpedo Boat 08 (MTB 08). «South China Morning Post, May 15»
7
Post WW2 Americans took over Lichfield – and brought candy with …
In 1942 Lichfield and district launched its Royal Navy Week when a £70,000 target, needed to buy a motor torpedo boat, was reached in just ... «Lichfield Mercury, Mar 15»
8
Thank you, Grandpa
He's 91 now, but back on D-Day he was my age serving in the Pacific Theater aboard a Motor Torpedo boat (PT boat for short). After the war ... «Duke Chronicle, Mar 15»
9
From Ensign to Commander-in-Chief: A Look at the Presidents Who …
That December, he was named commanding officer of a motor torpedo boat, PT-101, which was set to deploy to Panama. Seeking a combat ... «USNI News, Mar 15»
10
WW2 Royal Navy torpedo boat restored to former glory from a …
The Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) 219 was built in Portsmouth in 1941 to defend Britain from the threat of a German invasion. She has now been ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Motor torpedo boat [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/motor-torpedo-boat>. Feb 2020 ».
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