Associations to the word «Torpedo»


TORPEDO, noun. (military) A cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater and is used as a weapon.
TORPEDO, noun. A fish having wings that generate electric current, a kind of electric ray.
TORPEDO, noun. (regional) A submarine sandwich.
TORPEDO, noun. (archaic) (military) A naval mine.
TORPEDO, noun. (obsolete) (military) An explosive device buried underground and set off remotely, to destroy fortifications, troops, or cavalry; a land torpedo
TORPEDO, noun. (slang) A professional gunman or assassin.
TORPEDO, noun. (rail transport) (US) a small explosive device attached to the top of the rail to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it
TORPEDO, noun. A kind of firework in the form of a small ball, or pellet, which explodes when thrown upon a hard object.
TORPEDO, noun. An automobile with a torpedo body.
TORPEDO, verb. To send a torpedo, usually from a submarine, that explodes below the waterline of the target ship.
TORPEDO, verb. To sink a ship with one of more torpedoes.
TORPEDO, verb. To undermine or destroy any endeavor with a stealthy, powerful attack.
TORPEDO BOAT, noun. A small, high-speed warship designed to fire torpedoes, especially in coastal waters
TORPEDO BOATS, noun. Plural of torpedo boat
TORPEDO BOMBER, noun. (aircraft) a bomber plane designed primarily for assaulting naval targets with torpedoes
TORPEDO BOOM, noun. (historical) A spar carried by a man-of-war, having a torpedo on its end.
TORPEDO BOOMS, noun. Plural of torpedo boom
TORPEDO CATCHER, noun. A small fast gunboat for pursuing and destroying torpedo boats.
TORPEDO CATCHERS, noun. Plural of torpedo catcher
TORPEDO PUNT, noun. (Australian rules football) A kick of the football made whereby the pointy ends of the ball are oriented lengthwise along its trajectory, thereby aiding aerodynamics. Some spin about the lengthwise axis is imparted to help keep that orientation in flight.
TORPEDO PUNTS, noun. Plural of torpedo punt
TORPEDO ROLL, noun. A long sandwich roll.
TORPEDO ROLLS, noun. Plural of torpedo roll
TORPEDO TUBE, noun. (nautical) The tube, through the hull of a submarine, though which torpedoes are launched
TORPEDO TUBES, noun. Plural of torpedo tube

Dictionary definition

TORPEDO, noun. A professional killer who uses a gun.
TORPEDO, noun. A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States.
TORPEDO, noun. An explosive device that is set off in an oil well (or a gas well) to start or to increase the flow of oil (or gas).
TORPEDO, noun. A small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface.
TORPEDO, noun. A small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead.
TORPEDO, noun. Armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target.
TORPEDO, noun. Any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges.
TORPEDO, verb. Attack or hit with torpedoes.

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