Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun torpedo

7 senses of torpedo

Sense 1
gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter -- (a professional killer who uses a gun)
       => murderer, liquidator, manslayer -- (a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being))

Sense 2
bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep -- (a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States)
       => sandwich -- (two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them)

Sense 3
torpedo -- (an explosive device that is set off in an oil well (or a gas well) to start or to increase the flow of oil (or gas))
       => explosive device -- (device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy)

Sense 4
torpedo -- (a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface)
       => firework, pyrotechnic -- ((usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.)

Sense 5
torpedo -- (a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead)
       => explosive device -- (device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy)
       => alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum -- (an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger)

Sense 6
torpedo -- (armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target)
       => armament -- (weaponry used by military or naval force)

Sense 7
electric ray, crampfish, numbfish, torpedo -- (any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges)
       => ray -- (cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb torpedo

1 sense of torpedo

Sense 1
torpedo -- (attack or hit with torpedoes)
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

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