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Bangalore torpedo

noun
1.
a metal tube filled with explosives and equipped with a firing mechanism, especially for destroying barbed-wire entanglements, mine fields, etc.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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bangalore torpedo

noun
1.
an explosive device in a long metal tube, used to blow gaps in barbed-wire barriers
Word Origin
C20: named after Bangalore, where it was developed
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