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torpedo tube

noun

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


torpedo tube

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of torpedo tube1

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Example Sentences

This rear torpedo tube could also be used to launch and recover the UUVs.

Being slammed through a torpedo tube isn't a very pleasant experience.

The scoundrels can use the torpedo tube to get rid of Holcomb, and if Holcomb can't swim he'll be in plenty of danger.

Yes; they're going to shoot him out of the torpedo tube, just as they did me.

As Jimmie 205 stepped forward to enter the torpedo tube, Harry held up a warning hand.

I ordered Vornal to stand by the starboard torpedo-tube, having the other also loaded in case of a miss.

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