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Dictionary definition for: Torpedo

1. (n) a professional killer who uses a gun

2. (v) attack or hit with torpedoes

3. (n) 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. (n) 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. (n) a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface

6. (n) 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. (n) armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target

8. (n) 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

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