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torpedo net

Syllabification: tor·pe·do net

Definition of torpedo net in English:


A net made of steel wire, hung in the water around an anchored ship to intercept torpedoes.
Example sentences
  • Some officers of the latter had been on shore attending a ball given by their admiral's wife, the ships were lit, and there were no torpedo nets.
  • One managed to negotiate the harbour's torpedo nets and attach a warhead to the cruiser's hull, and attach magnetic mines to other ships.
  • Moreover Kimmel did not keep up the anti torpedo nets in the harbor that led to serious loss of life.

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