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KK Pronunciation

〔 tɒrˋpido 〕


〔 tɒːˊpiːdou 〕

Overview of noun torpedo

The noun torpedo has 7 senses

  • gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter -- (a professional killer who uses a gun)

  • bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep -- (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 -- (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 -- (a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface)

  • torpedo -- (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 -- (armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target)

  • electric ray, crampfish, numbfish, torpedo -- (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)

Overview of verb torpedo

The verb torpedo has 1 sense

  • torpedo -- (attack or hit with torpedoes)