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Meaning & Definition of Torpedo in English

English

Torpedo

/tɔrpidoʊ/

noun

1. A professional killer who uses a gun

    synonym:
  • 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
    synonym:
  • 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)

    synonym:
  • 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
    synonym:
  • 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
    synonym:
  • torpedo

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

    synonym:
  • 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

    synonym:
  • electric ray
  • ,
  • crampfish
  • ,
  • numbfish
  • ,
  • torpedo

verb

1. Attack or hit with torpedoes

    synonym:
  • torpedo