bangalore torpedo


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

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Word History


Bangalore, India

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bangalore torpedo was in 1913

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“Bangalore torpedo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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