What does the word torpedo mean?

Usage examples for torpedo

  1. Dozens of sphinx moths- big torpedo- shaped bodies carried by wings of soft brown and dull red- floated about, sipping where and when and as long as they liked. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  2. 30. A battleship should be at least twice as long as a torpedo- boat destroyer. – Boys' Book of Model Boats by Raymond Francis Yates
  3. Torpedo coming on starboard side! – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward