Definitions For Torpedo


  • 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
  • Armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target
  • 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
  • A small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface
  • 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)
  • 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
  • A professional killer who uses a gun
  • A bomb that is shaped like a tube and that is fired underwater


  • Attack or hit with torpedoes
  • To hit or sink (a ship) with a torpedo
  • To destroy or stop (something) completely

Is Torpedo a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Torpedo is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Torpedo in a Sentence

  • The battleship was sunk by a torpedo fired by a submarine.
  • That deli's torpedoes are big enough to serve two people
  • The submarine torpedoed the battleship.
  • Her injury torpedoed her goal of competing in the Olympics.

Synonyms for Torpedo

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