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1. torpedo

noun. ['tɔrˈpiːˌdoʊ'] a professional killer who uses a gun.

Synonyms

  • gunman
  • hitman
  • shooter
  • murderer
  • gun
  • gun for hire
  • liquidator
  • manslayer
  • hit man
  • gunslinger
  • triggerman

Antonyms

  • evolution
  • struggle
  • rebuff
  • recalcitrate

Etymology

  • torpedo (Latin)
  • torpedo (Icelandic)

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Rhymes with Torpedo

  • ido

How do you pronounce torpedo?

Pronounce torpedo as tɔrˈpiˌdoʊ.

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Sentences with torpedo


1. Noun, singular or mass
Hold the raceway firmly against the wall and use the torpedo level to ensure that it is level.

2. Verb, base form
Messy, outdated, sparse or geographically inappropriate landscaping could torpedo the home's value.

3. Adjective
Cut torpedo grass with a lawn mower if patches are larger than about 6 square feet.

2. torpedo-boat_destroyer

noun. small destroyer that was the forerunner of modern destroyers; designed to destroy torpedo boats.

Synonyms

  • destroyer

3. torpedo

noun. ['tɔrˈpiːˌdoʊ'] armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target.

Synonyms

  • bangalore torpedo
  • aerial torpedo
  • armament
  • submarine torpedo

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • absorb
  • disarmament
  • disarming

Etymology

  • torpedo (Latin)
  • torpedo (Icelandic)

4. torpedo

noun. ['tɔrˈpiːˌdoʊ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • family Torpedinidae
  • crampfish
  • electric ray
  • Torpedinidae
  • ray

Antonyms

  • overhead
  • surface
  • follower
  • decompress

Etymology

  • torpedo (Latin)
  • torpedo (Icelandic)

5. torpedo

noun. ['tɔrˈpiːˌdoʊ'] 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).

Antonyms

  • unaware

Etymology

  • torpedo (Latin)
  • torpedo (Icelandic)

6. torpedo

noun. ['tɔrˈpiːˌdoʊ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • sub
  • bomber
  • hoagy
  • poor boy
  • submarine
  • Italian sandwich
  • zep
  • sandwich
  • grinder
  • hero
  • wedge
  • hoagie
  • submarine sandwich
  • hero sandwich

Antonyms

  • ordinary
  • praise
  • refrain
  • end

Etymology

  • torpedo (Latin)
  • torpedo (Icelandic)

7. torpedo

noun. ['tɔrˈpiːˌdoʊ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • alert
  • warning signal
  • alarum
  • explosive device

Antonyms

  • fearlessness
  • alarming
  • unalarming
  • unalert

Etymology

  • torpedo (Latin)
  • torpedo (Icelandic)

8. torpedo

noun. ['tɔrˈpiːˌdoʊ'] a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface.

Synonyms

  • pyrotechnic

Antonyms

  • unwary
  • asleep

Etymology

  • torpedo (Latin)
  • torpedo (Icelandic)

9. torpedo

verb. ['tɔrˈpiːˌdoʊ'] attack or hit with torpedoes.

Synonyms

  • attack

Antonyms

  • hold out
  • stand firm

Etymology

  • torpedo (Latin)
  • torpedo (Icelandic)
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