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"torpedo" in British English

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torpedonoun [C or U]

uk   /tɔːˈpiː.dəʊ/  us   /tɔːrˈpiː.doʊ/ (plural torpedoes)
a ​long, ​thinbomb that ​travelsunderwater in ​order to ​destroy the ​ship at which it is ​aimed

torpedoverb [T]

uk   /tɔːˈpiː.dəʊ/  us   /tɔːrˈpiː.doʊ/
(Definition of torpedo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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torpedonoun [C]

 us   /tɔrˈpi·doʊ/ (plural torpedoes)
a ​bombdesigned to ​travel under ​water which ​explodes when it ​hits something: No one on the ​shipsaw the torpedo coming, not ​even the men on ​watch.

torpedoverb [T]

 us   /tɔrˈpi·doʊ/ (present tense torpedoes, present participle torpedoing, past tense and past participle torpedoed)
to ​hit something with a torpedo: The ​ship was torpedoed by a ​submarine. fig. In ​fact, both ​sides torpedoed the ​ceasefire (= ​destroyeditschances for ​success).
(Definition of torpedo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “torpedo”
in Korean 어뢰…
in Arabic طورْبيد…
in Malaysian torpedo…
in French torpille…
in Russian торпеда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚雷…
in Italian siluro…
in Turkish torpido, deniz altından atılan bomba…
in Polish torpeda…
in Spanish torpedo…
in Vietnamese ngư lôi…
in Portuguese torpedo…
in Thai ขีปนาวุธติดวัตถุระเบิดที่ยิงจากเรือดำน้ำ…
in German der Torpedo…
in Catalan torpede…
in Japanese 魚雷, 水雷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼雷…
in Indonesian torpedo…
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