Definition of Torpedoes

1. Noun. (plural of torpedo) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of torpedo) ¹

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Definition of Torpedoes

1. torpedo [v] - See also: torpedo

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Literary usage of Torpedoes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The risk attached to having loaded torpedoes above the water-line ... torpedoes have been discharged from this apparatus with successful result from a ship ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1917)
"VXA Notes on torpedoes and their use during the Civil war. 191. The Early history of torpedoes. (Royal Society of Arts, Journal, London, v. 25, 1877, p. ..."

3. The Elements of International Law: With an Account of Its Origin Sources and by George Breckenridge Davis (1908)
"torpedoes and submarine mines, as instruments of both offensive and defensive warfare, have come into general use within the last twenty-five years. ..."

4. Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science (1870)
"The Russians were tho first to apply self-acting mechanical torpedoes with ... Various mechanical devices for effecting the explosion of torpedoes by their ..."

5. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1858)
"torpedoes. Mr. DAWSON.—On hearing the Journal read, I find that on last Friday a letter was received by the Speaker from Mr. Fulton. ..."

6. The Elements of International Law: With an Account of Its Origin, Sources by George Breckenridge Davis (1900)
"This is likely to be the case with torpedoes. As new forms are devised, and new methods of applying them are invented, corresponding means of counteracting ..."

7. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1897)
"The Obry device for steering torpedoes is an application of the ... These torpedoes, before the installation of this device, had no vertical rudders, ..."

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