Meaning of “torpedo” in the English Dictionary

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torpedonoun [ C ]

us /tɔrˈpi·doʊ/ plural torpedoes

a bomb designed to travel under water which explodes when it hits something:

No one on the ship saw 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 (= destroyed its chances for success).

(Definition of “torpedo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)