Definitions English

  • A small explosive placed on a railroad track that is fired by the weight of the train to sound a warning of an approaching hazard.
  • An explosive fired in an oil or gas well to begin or increase the flow.
  • A small firework consisting of gravel wrapped in tissue paper with a percussion cap that explodes when thrown against a hard surface.
  • See electric ray.
  • Slang A professional assassin or thug.
  • Chiefly New Jersey See submarine. See Regional Note at submarine.
  • To attack, strike, or sink with a torpedo.
  • To destroy decisively; wreck: torpedo efforts at reform.