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American English: /tɔrˈpidoʊ/
British English: /tɔːˈpiːdəʊ/

Translation of torpedo in Spanish:

noun plural -does

  • 1 (Military)
    Example sentences
    • All aircraft dropped their bombs or torpedoes over the target, but on the return leg Beaufort A9-217 lost contact with the rest of the squadron and failed to return.
    • Two torpedo tubes are designed for firing remote-controlled torpedoes with a very high accuracy.
    • The ADF currently uses Mk46 Mod 1 Phase 11 and Mk 46 Mod 5a torpedoes from ships and aircraft.
  • 2 (sandwich)
    (American English) (sándwich hecho con una barra entera de pan)

transitive verb -does, -doing, -doed

  • (ship/submarine)
    tirar abajo
    Example sentences
    • Unfortunately, the ship was torpedoed while still in the Baltic Sea and sank.
    • As for battle, ‘I was in the water twice,’ he would sometimes say, meaning that two of the ships he'd been on had been torpedoed or bombed and sunk.
    • The ship was torpedoed at about 0530 hours on September 12.
    Example sentences
    • There are a myriad of reasons why Congress may torpedo this plan.
    • Fears over traffic congestion could torpedo plans to make a Selby transport depot the hub of a nationwide distribution network.
    • It also adds to the anger following last year's Government decision to torpedo plans for a massive marina, following a public inquiry.

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