torpedo tube


noun

a tube through which a self-propelled torpedo is launched, usually by the explosion of a charge of powder.

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Origin of torpedo tube

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for torpedo tube

torpedo tube

noun

the tube from which a torpedo is discharged from submarines or surface ships
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