[ UK /tɔːpˈiːdə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /tɔɹˈpiˌdoʊ/ ]
  1. 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
  2. a professional killer who uses a gun
  3. 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
  4. a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface
  5. 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)
  6. armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target
  7. 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
  1. attack or hit with torpedoes
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How To Use torpedo In A Sentence

  • Many of the wrecks around our coasts are either mine or torpedo victims, and either way there is a colossal bang, the ship gets a big chunk blown out of it and the rest lands in a heap nearby.
  • If to "get 'borked' was 'to be unscrupulously torpedoed by an opponent ... to get' miered '[i] s to be' unscrupulously torpedoed by an ally. ' Revolution
  • Also, just before the Russian submariner opens the torpedo tube, he is asked "What do you think is in there? Stargate SG-1 Watchathon - 'Small Victories' (S04E01)
  • The fighting officers learned to specialise: in navigation, gunnery and torpedoes.
  • No loaded American troop transports were sunk en route to Europe, although several empty vessels were torpedoed while returning to the United States.
  • The Grane was a 1122 ton Norwegian collier, torpedoed by UB80 on 9 March 1918 and more broken up.
  • Carrying submarine bombs, torpedoes and Harpoon missiles, it can offer outstanding surface and submarine detection equipment, and it has more applications than a submarine.
  • These ships were to be supported by six torpedo-boat destroyers, two submarines and support ships.
  • They mustered eighteen in all, and in half an hour they were ironed in a row along the stanchioned rail of the torpedo-boat. The Wreck of the Titan or, Futility
  • France passes G20 baton after messy summit FRANCE'S year-long G20 term stumbled to a messy end at the Cannes summit, where President Nicolas Sarkozy's dreams of reforming world finance were torpedoed by the eurozone debt crisis. NEWS.com.au | Top Stories
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