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Meaning of torpedo

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a professional killer who uses a gun [syn: {gunman},
           {gunslinger}, {hired gun}, {gun}, {gun for hire},
           {triggerman}, {hit man}, {hitman}, {torpedo}, {shooter}]
      2: 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 [syn: {bomber},
         {grinder}, {hero}, {hero sandwich}, {hoagie}, {hoagy}, {Cuban
         sandwich}, {Italian sandwich}, {poor boy}, {sub},
         {submarine}, {submarine sandwich}, {torpedo}, {wedge}, {zep}]
      3: 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)
      4: a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some
         gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully
         against a hard surface
      5: 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
      6: armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled
         underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target
      7: 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 [syn:
         {electric ray}, {crampfish}, {numbfish}, {torpedo}]
      v 1: attack or hit with torpedoes

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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