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torpedos, plural; torpedoes, plural;
  1. Attack or sink (a ship) with a torpedo or torpedoes

  2. Destroy or ruin (a plan or project)
    • - fighting between the militias torpedoed peace talks
  1. A cigar-shaped self-propelled underwater missile designed to be fired from a ship or submarine or dropped into the water from an aircraft and to explode on reaching a target

  2. A signal placed on a railroad track, exploding as the train passes over it

  3. A firework exploding on impact with a hard surface

  4. A submarine sandwich

  5. A gangster hired to commit a murder or other violent act

  6. An explosive device lowered into oil wells to clear obstructions

  7. An electric ray

  1. attack or hit with torpedoes
  2. gunman: a professional killer who uses a gun
  3. bomber: 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
  4. 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)
  5. a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface
  6. 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
  7. The modern torpedo (historically called an automotive, automobile, locomotive, or fish torpedo; colloquially called "fish") is a self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact with, ...
  8. Men, Women & Children (formerly known as Easy Tiger, Torpedo) is an electropop band formed in 2004 by ex-Glassjaw guitarist Todd Weinstock. They released their self-titled debut album in 2006.
  9. The torpedo body style was a type of automobile body used from the early twentieth century until the mid-1930s, and which fell quickly into disuse by the Second World War.
  10. Torpedo, or Torpedo 1936, is a Spanish comics series written by Enrique Sánchez Abulí and drawn by Jordi Bernet, which depicts the adventures of the antagonistic character Luca Torelli, a heartless hit man, and his sidekick Rascal, in context of the violent organized crime culture of New York ...
  11. Torpedo is a fictional character from the toyline, comic books and cartoon series of the 1980s. He is the G.I. Joe team's original SEAL and debuted in 1983. His real name is Edward W. Leialoha, and his rank is that of navy warrant officer WO-4. Torpedo was born in Aiea, Hawaii.
  12. Torpedo is a group of rays, commonly called electric rays or torpedoes in the family Torpedinidae in the Order Torpediniformes. It is the only genus in the family Torpedinidae, in the order Torpediniformes. ...
  13. A cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater and is used as a weapon; A fish having wings that generate electric current, a kind of electric ray; A submarine sandwich; A naval mine; An explosive device buried underground and set off remotely, to destroy fortifications, ...
  14. (Torpedoes) Articles containing an explosive or non-explosive propulsion system and designed to be propelled through water. They may contain an inert head or warhead. ...
  15. (Torpedoes) Gunmen (Farewell, 215)
  16. (Torpedoes) The RN has 2 types of torpedo in service. The StingRay is a fast lightweight and maneuverable torpedo designed to be dropped from helicopters and escort ships for use against submarines. The Spearfish is a heavyweight torpedo fired from submarines against ship or submarine targets. ...
  17. (Torpedoes) Today called mines, Civil War torpedoes were mostly used by the Confederates. Sometimes they were buried in the ground in the enemy's path to explode when stepped on. Mostly they were used as water defenses. ...
  18. (Torpedoes) could be launched from tubes aboard vessels of various sizes, including the new, highly touted but ineffectual torpedo boats.
  19. (Torpedos) Two torpedo mounts, each with five 21-inch diameter torpedos. Each torpedo carried 600 pounds of explosives. The forward mount was situated between the two smoke stacks. The rear mount was between the rear stack and forward on gun #3.
  20. A cigar shape that features a closed foot, a pointed head and a bulge in the middle.
  21. an underwater missle that explodes when it hits a target, such as a ship.
  22. According to page 239 of McKearin's "American Bottles & Flasks ...", the torpedo or "egg" bottle was patented in 1809 by William Hamilton of Dublin. ...
  23. An explosive cap fastened to the top of the rail and exploded by the pressure of a rolling wheel to give an audible indication of conditions on the track ahead.
  24. A self-propelled missile fired from a ship, submarine or aircraft that explodes on impact.
  25. A vintage car with a long narrow low slung body.