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noun (plural torpedoes)
1a cigar-shaped self-propelled underwater missile designed to be fired from a ship or submarine or dropped into the water from an aircraft and to explode on reaching a target. US a signal placed on a railroad track, exploding as the train passes over it. US a firework exploding on impact with a hard surface. informal a submarine sandwich. informal a gangster hired to commit a murder or other violent act. an explosive device lowered into oil wells to clear obstructions.
2 (also torpedo ray) an electric ray.
verb (torpedoes, torpedoing, torpedoed) [with object]
attack or sink (a ship) with a torpedo or torpedoes. destroy or ruin (a plan or project):fighting between the militias torpedoed peace talks
The plural of torpedo
is made by adding -es