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torpedo

tor·pe·do

torpedo

 
pronunciation:
tor pi do
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: torpedoes
definition: a long missile that is shaped like a cigar and is used to destroy ships. A torpedo travels through the water under its own power and explodes when it hits something.
In World War Two, torpedoes were launched from both submarines and airplanes.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: torpedoed, torpedoes, torpedoing
definition: to attack or sink with torpedoes.
The submarine torpedoed the enemy warship.
derivation: torpedolike (adj.)
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