bangalore torpedo

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

Definition of bangalore torpedo

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

Origin and Etymology of bangalore torpedo

Bangalore, India


First Known Use: 1913


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