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tin fish

noun, Slang.
1.
a torpedo.
Origin of tin fish
1915-1920
1915-20
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Historical Examples
  • And that's no Bullsheveki, fur you know derie when one of them tin fish strikes a transport, yer jest as well let your voice fall.

  • A second later came the roar of guns and I knew sure enough that some tin fish had welcomed us!

Slang definitions & phrases for tin fish

tin can

noun phrase

  1. A depth charge (WWII Navy)
  2. A naval warship, esp a destroyer (1937+ Navy)
  3. A car, esp a Model T Ford (1923+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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