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torpedo tube

noun
1.
a tube through which a self-propelled torpedo is launched, usually by the explosion of a charge of powder.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples from the web for torpedo tube
  • As if the torpedo tube is being sealed until the next salvo.
  • The boat consists of a cigar shaped underwater hull, holding the machinery, torpedoes and torpedo tube and the other vital parts.
British Dictionary definitions for torpedo tube

torpedo tube

noun
1.
the tube from which a torpedo is discharged from submarines or surface ships
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