noun, plural tor·pe·does.
verb (used with object), tor·pe·doed, tor·pe·do·ing.
verb (used without object), tor·pe·doed, tor·pe·do·ing.
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Origin of torpedo
regional variation note for torpedo
OTHER WORDS FROM torpedotor·pe·do·like, adjectiveun·tor·pe·doed, adjective
Words nearby torpedo
Example sentences from the Web for torpedo
Victor Vescovo, also saw two large gun turrets, twin torpedo racks and multiple gun mounts.
When he found out about the potential ban, it was a torpedo to his plans.TikTok made him famous. Now he’s imagining a world without it|Abby Ohlheiser|August 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The sub was so quiet, that it consistently managed to get within easy torpedo range.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy|Bill Sweetman|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This device, looking rather like a bloated torpedo, is equipped with lights and cameras that scan the seabed for debris.Can Anyone Find MH370 If It’s in a Million Pieces?|Clive Irving|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will sanctions already in effect continue to torpedo the Iranian economy, or will sanctions begin to crumble?P5+1 Talks Drill Down On The Future Of Iran’s Nukes|Michael Adler|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They torpedo the Affordable Care Act, and I believe we will now have single payer in this country within the next 15 years.Single Payer Is Getting a Second Life as Obamacare Frustration Peaks|David Freedlander|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
During a night operation in the Solomon Islands in 1943, the patrol torpedo boat he commanded was rammed by a Japanese destroyer.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley|John Garth|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The bear laughed and joined his companion, and the torpedo thundered away.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
For he knew who had triggered those three today, who the Chi torpedo the cops wanted was.
The Maine was sunk by a torpedo, discharged at close quarters underneath her magazine.The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
There isn't a single square yard of that whole belt but is equipped with a torpedo.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He now tried to fasten the torpedo to the bottom, but the screw struck an iron bar and would not go in.Stories of Our Naval Heroes|Various