bangalore-torpedo

Bangalore torpedo

noun
a metal tube filled with explosives and equipped with a firing mechanism, especially for destroying barbed-wire entanglements, mine fields, etc.

Origin:
1910–15

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bangalore torpedo
 
n
an explosive device in a long metal tube, used to blow gaps in barbed-wire barriers
 
[C20: named after Bangalore, where it was developed]

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