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torpedo




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torpedo
     1. n. (military) A cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater and is used as a weapon.
     2. n. A fish having wings that generate electric current, a kind of electric ray.
     3. n. (regional) A submarine sandwich.
     4. n. (archaic, military) A naval mine.
     5. n. (obsolete, military) An explosive device buried underground and set off remotely, to destroy fortifications, troops, or cavalry; a land torpedo.
     6. n. (slang) A professional gunman or assassin.
     7. n. (rail transport, US) A small explosive device attached to the top of the rail to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it.
     8. n. A kind of firework in the form of a small ball, or pellet, which explodes when thrown upon a hard object.
     9. n. An automobile with a torpedo body.
     10. n. (slang) a woman's shoe with a pointed toe
     11. n. (slang) a large breast; breast with a large nipple
     12. n. (slang) a marijuana cigarette
     13. n.          a thick marijuana cigarette
     14. n.          a cigarette containing marijuana and crack cocaine
     15. v. To send a torpedo, usually from a submarine, that explodes below the waterline of the target ship.
     16. v. To sink a ship with one of more torpedoes.
     17. v. To undermine or destroy any endeavor with a stealthy, powerful attack.

Example Sentences

How'd I torpedo off in that direction? 


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