Definition of Bangalore torpedo in English:

Bangalore torpedo

Syllabification: Ban·ga·lore tor·pe·do
(also bangalore torpedo)


  • A tube containing explosives used by infantry for blowing up barriers.
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    • Lt. Dillon put three Bangalore torpedoes together and blew a hole big enough to drive a truck through.
    • He was quoted in the Kuwaiti newspaper Alzaman on 20 June 2002 as saying: ‘At least 40 children in Rafah lost their arms from the throwing of Bangalore torpedoes [pipe bombs].’
    • Once the Bangalore torpedoes did their job of removing the barbed wire obstacles, the enemy broke contact and ran.

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