torpedoman

[ tawr-pee-doh-man, -muhn ]
/ tɔrˈpi doʊˌmæn, -mən /

noun, plural tor·pe·do·men [tawr-pee-doh-men, -muhn]. /tɔrˈpi doʊˌmɛn, -mən/.

a petty officer or warrant officer responsible for the maintenance, use, and repair of underwater weapons and equipment.

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Origin of torpedoman

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; torpedo + man
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Example sentences from the Web for torpedoman

  • The Torpedoman moved along the bench and twisted his head round till his ear was against one of the voice-pipes.

  • The big Torpedoman stretched across his tube to close a valve, and caught the eye of the fourth participant in the recent debate.