Synonyms for torpedo

Synonyms for (noun) torpedo

Synonyms: electric ray, crampfish, torpedo, numbfish

Definition: any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges

Similar words: ray

Definition: cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins


Synonyms: torpedo

Definition: armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target

Similar words: armament

Definition: weaponry used by military or naval force


Synonyms: torpedo

Definition: a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead

Similar words: explosive device

Definition: device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy


Similar words: alarm, alarum, alert, warning signal

Definition: an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger


Synonyms: torpedo

Definition: a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface

Similar words: firework, pyrotechnic

Definition: (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.


Synonyms: torpedo

Definition: an explosive device that is set off in an oil well (or a gas well) to start or to increase the flow of oil (or gas)

Similar words: explosive device

Definition: device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy


Synonyms: poor boy, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, sub, Cuban sandwich, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, wedge, zep, bomber, Italian sandwich

Definition: a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Similar words: sandwich

Definition: two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them


Synonyms: gun, gun for hire, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, hit man, hitman, triggerman, torpedo, shooter

Definition: a professional killer who uses a gun

Similar words: murderer, manslayer, liquidator

Definition: a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

Synonyms for (verb) torpedo

Synonyms: torpedo

Definition: attack or hit with torpedoes

Similar words: assail, attack

Definition: launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

Usage: Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II; Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week