bangalore torpedo

noun
ban·​ga·​lore torpedo | \ ˈbaŋ-gə-ˌlȯr- How to pronounce bangalore torpedo (audio) \

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

Examples of bangalore torpedo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Someone else came up with a bangalore torpedo to blow a hole in one of the barriers the Germans had erected in the surf. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2019 Someone else came up with a bangalore torpedo to blow a hole in one of the barriers the Germans had erected in the surf. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of bangalore torpedo

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bangalore torpedo

Bangalore, India

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“Bangalore torpedo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bangalore%20torpedo. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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