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tin fish

noun, Slang.
a torpedo.
Origin of tin fish
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A second later came the roar of guns and I knew sure enough that some tin fish had welcomed us!

  • And that's no Bullsheveki, fur you know derie when one of them tin fish strikes a transport, yer jest as well let your voice fall.

Slang definitions & phrases for tin fish

tin fish

noun phrase

A torpedo (1925+ Navy)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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