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Meaning & Definition of Torpedo in English





1. A professional killer who uses a gun

  • gunman,
  • gunslinger,
  • hired gun,
  • gun,
  • gun for hire,
  • triggerman,
  • hit man,
  • hitman,
  • torpedo,
  • shooter

2. 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
  • bomber,
  • grinder,
  • hero,
  • hero sandwich,
  • hoagie,
  • hoagy,
  • Cuban sandwich,
  • Italian sandwich,
  • poor boy,
  • sub,
  • submarine,
  • submarine sandwich,
  • torpedo,
  • wedge,
  • zep

3. 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

4. A small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper

  • Explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface
  • torpedo

5. 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

6. Armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target

  • torpedo

7. 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

  • electric ray,
  • crampfish,
  • numbfish,
  • torpedo


1. Attack or hit with torpedoes

  • torpedo

Examples of using

The first air striking unit consisted of 100 Zero fighters, 100 torpedo bombers and 100 dive bombers.
The first air striking unit consisted of 50 Zero fighters, 40 torpedo bombers and 81 dive bombers.