torpedo


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Synonyms for torpedo

Synonyms for torpedo

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)

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)

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a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper

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a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it

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

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

attack or hit with torpedoes

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He said that short time of preparation and firing is another specification of the torpedo which distinguishes the weapon from its counterparts and increases the tactical power and swiftness of the naval forces' surface and subsurface units.
John Hartley's picture of the Torpedo washing |machine in the Howtown Hotel by Ullswater in the Lake District
Here, a towed array deployed from the stern of a warship has detected an incoming torpedo, triggering the swift and accurate response of an ATLAS ELEKTRONIK anti-torpedo torpedo (ATT), currently being offered to the Canadian military.
Whereas Adams describes the rise of the complex from the situation in which, "having dismantled the arsenals it did have, the government is forced to buy what it no longer can make" and government "confronts powerful oligopolists in a market where technical capability rather than price is the controlling variable" ("The Military-Industrial Complex," 655), Epstein shows that there was no lack of competition in the torpedo industry.
The FDB Black torpedo hinge is manufactured in die cast zinc alloy with a 10mm stainless steel pin - rig tests have shown that two hinges on a 1m frame comfortably carried a 60kg load (equivalent to 60NM (3.
HMS Argyll was on a training exercise at Devonport dockyard in Plymouth when the torpedo was "jettisoned unexpectedly".
The torpedo did not explode because it was an unarmed version used for tests.
A US Navy-trained dolphin named Ten discovered a 19th-century torpedo in San Diego Bay, where the bottlenose dolphin is part of a programme to detect mines and enemy divers.
A fraud scheme was unveiled in Dastan torpedo plant organized by a special product supplier, Kyrgyzstan's National Security Committee's press service said on January 10.
3 million US Navy contract to provide MK 54 lightweight torpedo hardware, test equipment, spares and related engineering and repair services for US fleet inventory and in support of foreign military sales to the Royal Australian Navy and the Indian Navy.
Torpedo Book, a manual for making and using land and water mines, was written by Gabriel Rains (1803-1881), director of the Confederate Torpedo Bureau during the second half of the war.
Joan Rivers gives the scoop on going to see Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" Show, dating advice for Kelly, and the news season of her Show, at SVEDKA Vodkas "Night of A Billion Reality Stars"
STUNNED cops closed a harbour yesterday after a fishing boat skipper brought a live torpedo ashore.
A Canadian Navy, Victoria-class submarine HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878) recently returned to Canada after participating in a torpedo exercise with USS Memphis (SSN 691) and USS Mason (DDG 87).
Italian aerospace and defence group Finmeccanica (BIT:FNC) and French defence groups DCNS and Thales (EPA:HO) are discussing a combination of their torpedo and sonar operations, Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore wrote on Tuesday.