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torchlight the light cast by a torch or torches. [2 definitions]
torchon lace a lace made of linen or cotton in simple open patterns, or a machine-made imitation of this lace.
torch song a popular song of failure or unhappiness in love.
torchwood any of various tropical American trees with resinous wood that can be made into torches. [2 definitions]
tore past tense of tear2.
toreador a bullfighter.
torero a toreador, esp. a matador.
torii an ornamental Japanese gateway consisting of two vertical pillars topped by two horizontal crossbeams, often painted a bright orange-red, that is placed at the entrance to a Shinto shrine or garden.
torment to inflict great physical or mental anguish on. [4 definitions]
tormentor a person or thing that torments or causes pain. [3 definitions]
torn past participle of tear2.
tornado a very destructive but short-lived windstorm often in the form of a funnel-shaped cloud that moves close to the ground, destroying whatever is in its path.
toroid a surface that is produced by the rotation of any closed plane curve about a straight line in its own plane, or a solid that has such a surface. [2 definitions]
to roll out the red carpet to greet in grand or impressive style.
torpedo a long, cylindrical, self-propelled explosive missile that can be launched against ships from above or under water. [6 definitions]
torpedo boat a fast, maneuverable, lightly armored boat used to torpedo enemy ships.
torpedo tube a tube from which torpedoes are launched, as in marine vessels.
torpid dormant or inactive, as in hibernation. [2 definitions]
torpor a state of suspended movement or feeling, as in a dormant animal. [2 definitions]
torque the measured ability of a force to produce turning or twisting around an axis, such as a gear or shaft.
torque converter a hydraulic device that transfers or increases torque, as in the automatic transmission of an automobile.