torpedo tube

noun

: a tube from which torpedoes are fired

Examples of torpedo tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the cruise missile is wider than the torpedo tube, designers must pick a different launch scheme. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 5 Sep. 2023 Earlier Israeli submarines did not have this larger sail and launched cruise missiles from their torpedo tubes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 5 Sep. 2023 Strikingly, a torpedo tube on the submarine was open, and a torpedo was half-out of the submarine. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 20 June 2023 In addition to their nuclear armament, each of the subs is equipped with four 533-millimeter torpedo tubes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 1 May 2023 While the Razorback drone can be launched from a torpedo tube, recovering it after a mission has been a problem. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 Nov. 2022 The only thing left of that craft, in the bottom of a strait in the Solomon Islands, was the torpedo tube. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 30 Mar. 2022 During one event, a submarine launched an unmanned sub through its torpedo tube, Navy officials told reporters during the exercise. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2021 Indonesian naval experts have raised the possibility that as the Nanggala descended on Wednesday, water somehow flooded the submarine, possibly through a pipe or torpedo tube. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of torpedo tube was circa 1891

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“Torpedo tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torpedo%20tube. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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