Definition of Mosquito craft
1. Noun. A small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(atrol) T(orpedo) boat.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mosquito Craft
Literary usage of Mosquito craft
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1905)
"When one side has obtained some advantage, and the ships and morale of the foe have suffered and disorder reigns, the mosquito craft might be ordered to go ..."
2. Outing (1893)
"They were only " mosquito craft," however, when compared to the Pilgrim. The hull of the Pilgrim has only a draught of five feet; her fin is 17 feet deep, ..."
3. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"Meanwhile the mobilization of a large fleet of " mosquito craft " to patrol the Atlantic Coast and fight U-boats if they invaded American waters was in ..."
4. Sea-power in the Pacific: A Study of the American-Japanese Naval Problem by Hector Charles Bywater (1921)
"The difficulty lay in persuading Congress that the needs of the Navy did not begin and end with battleships and mosquito craft. Regularly, year after year, ..."
5. Aëroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot (1915)
"... scouts which include those varying between 176600 and 282000 cubic feet capacity; and vedettes, which take in all the small or mosquito craft. ..."
6. The British Fleet in the Great War by Archibald Hurd (1918)
"... minefields, and mosquito craft something has already been said. If the student of the present war asks : " What would Nelson have done ? ..."