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Noun


1. gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter, murderer, liquidator, manslayer

usage: a professional killer who uses a gun

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

usage: 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

3. torpedo, explosive device

usage: 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)

4. torpedo, firework, pyrotechnic

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

5. torpedo, explosive device, alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum

usage: 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

6. torpedo, armament

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

7. electric ray, crampfish, numbfish, torpedo, ray

usage: 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

Verb


1. torpedo, attack, assail

usage: attack or hit with torpedoes

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