bangalore torpedo


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ban·ga·lore torpedo

 (băng′gə-lôr′)
n.
A piece of metal pipe filled with an explosive, used primarily to clear a path through barbed wire or to detonate land mines.

[After Bangalore.]

bangalore torpedo

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an explosive device in a long metal tube, used to blow gaps in barbed-wire barriers
[C20: named after Bangalore, where it was developed]

Ban′galore torpe′do


n.
a metal tube filled with explosives, used to destroy barbed-wire entanglements or detonate land mines.
[1910]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bangalore torpedo - a metal pipe filled with explosive, used to detonate land mines or to clear a path through barbed wirebangalore torpedo - a metal pipe filled with explosive, used to detonate land mines or to clear a path through barbed wire
torpedo - armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target
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