Dictionary

bangalore torpedo

noun ban·ga·lore torpedo \ˈbaŋ-gə-ˌlr-\

Definition of BANGALORE TORPEDO

:  a metal tube that contains explosives and a firing mechanism and is used to cut barbed wire and detonate buried mines

Origin of BANGALORE TORPEDO

Bangalore, India
First Known Use: 1913

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bangalow palmPrevious Word in the Dictionary: bangalayAll Words Near: bangalore torpedo
March 26, 2015
verdigris Hear it
A green deposit formed on some metals
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears