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torpedo

noun

1 torpedo

A professional killer who uses a gun.

synonyms: gun, gun for hire, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, hit man, hitman, shooter, triggerman.

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Roget 726: combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper, ... show more

Roget 727: arm, arms; weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armaments, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor etc. (defense) 717; armory ... show more

Roget 913: evil doer, evil worker; wrongdoer etc. 949; mischief-maker, marplot; oppressor, tyrant; destroyer, Vandal; iconoclast.    firebrand, incendiary, ... show more

Dutch: huurdoder, huurmoordenaar



2 torpedo

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.

synonyms: bomber, Cuban sandwich, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub ... show more.

Dutch: hoofdrolspeler, Zep

3 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).

4 torpedo

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

5 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.

6 torpedo

Armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target.

Dutch: torpedo
Polish: torpeda

7 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.

synonyms: crampfish, electric ray, numbfish.

Polish: Torpediniformes

verb

1 torpedo

Attack or hit with torpedoes.


Moby thesaurus: Cain, Irish confetti, KO, aerial torpedo, aim at, apache, assassin, assassinator, atomic warhead, bangalore torpedo, barrage, bird, blast, blitz, bloodletter, bloodshedder, bola, bolt, bombard, boomerang ... show more.

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