torpedo tube

noun

: a tube from which torpedoes are fired

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Indonesian naval experts have raised the possibility that as the Nanggala descended Wednesday, water somehow flooded the submarine, possibly through a pipe or torpedo tube. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Apr. 2021 The press conference showed various items purportedly found from the submarine, including torpedo tube straightener, pipe cooling wrap, lubricant for the submarine periscope, sponges and submarine solar. Karson Yiu, ABC News, 24 Apr. 2021 This rear torpedo tube could also be used to launch and recover the UUVs. Christina Mackenzie, Popular Science, 30 Nov. 2020 The nature of submarine warfare means nobody ever sees the torpedo tube mechanism and the torpedo ejected from its tube. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 2 Dec. 2020 See More

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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 30 Jan. 2023.

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