Dictionary Results for torpedo

1. torpedo - noun

· a professional killer who uses a gun

Synonym(s): gunman, gunslinger, hired_gun, gun, gun_for_hire, triggerman, hit_man, hitman, shooter

Hypernym(s): murderer, liquidator, manslayer

2. torpedo - noun

· a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Synonym(s): bomber, grinder, hero, hero_sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban_sandwich, Italian_sandwich, poor_boy, sub, submarine, submarine_sandwich, wedge, zep

Hypernym(s): sandwich

3. torpedo - noun

· an explosive device that is set off in an oil well (or a gas well) to start or to increase the flow of oil (or gas)

Hypernym(s): explosive_device

4. torpedo - noun

· a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface

Hypernym(s): firework, pyrotechnic

5. torpedo - noun

· a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead

Hypernym(s): explosive_device, alarm, alert, warning_signal, alarum

6. torpedo - noun

· armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target

Hypernym(s): armament

7. torpedo - noun

· any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges

Synonym(s): electric_ray, crampfish, numbfish

Hypernym(s): ray

8. torpedo - verb

· attack or hit with torpedoes

Hypernym(s): attack, assail

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