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  Definition of torpedo
  1. 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
  2. armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target
  3. 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
  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. 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
  7. a professional killer who uses a gun
  8. attack or hit with torpedoes
Similar Words: electric ray, crampfish, numbfish, bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, wedge, zep, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, shooter

 

Hyponyms: aerial torpedo, bangalore torpedo, homing torpedo, submarine torpedo

 

Member Meronyms: Torpedinidae, family Torpedinidae

 

Derivational Morphology: shoot, pip, gun

 

Anagrams: de trop

 

 
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