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torpedo

Definitions


[tɔːˈpiːdəʊ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a cigar-shaped self-propelled underwater missile designed to be fired from a ship or submarine or dropped into the water from an aircraft and to explode on reaching a target.

- an electric ray.

- a gangster hired to commit a murder or other violent act.


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Origin:
early 16th century (in torpedo (sense 2 of the noun)): from Latin, literally ‘stiffness, numbness’, by extension ‘electric ray’ (which gives a shock causing numbness), from torpere ‘be numb or sluggish’. torpedo (sense 1 of the noun) dates from the late 18th century and first described a timed explosive device for detonation under water


[tɔːˈpiːdəʊ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- attack or sink (a ship) with a torpedo or torpedoes
(e.g: the liner was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine)


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