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
How to use torpedo in a sentence
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