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Aerial torpedo

Definition of the noun aerial torpedo

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noun

  1. a torpedo designed to be launched from an airplane
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: torpedo = armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target

Explanation

Aerial torpedo: An aerial torpedo, airborne torpedo or air-dropped torpedo is a naval weapon, the torpedo, designed to be dropped into water from an aircraft after which it propels itself to the target. First used in World War I, air-dropped torpedoes were used extensively in World War II, and remain in limited use. Aerial torpedoes are generally smaller and lighter than submarine- and surface-launched torpedoes.

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Google previewDictionary of Aviation (1911)

by Robert Morris Pierce

aerial torpedo, a torpedo designed for action in the air; also, an airship so manipulated, as by wireless telegrafy ...

Google previewThe American Home Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge (1908)

by Marshall Everett

_O+O—— AERIAL TORPEDO BOAT The Peace Congress will have to hurry up and 6et its proposed ban on airship torpedo craft accepted by the big powers or the first conflict will witness :1 more deadly and dangerous fighting-machine in ...

Google previewDictionary of the First World War (2007)

by Stephen Pope, Elizabeth-Anne Wheal

German aerial torpedo operations were finally abandoned amid mounting losses in 1918. After unsuccessful attempts to use WD-Xle as MINI->LAYERS, survivors of the 69 machines produced were adapted for long-range reconnaissance ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

[Aerial torpedo.} (a) Tho drifting preceded the boom and maneuvered, and was adapted for circumstances and positions where it might be allowed to drift with the stream or tide against a vessel in a river or channel or lying at anchor. (b) The ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Military Terms (1918)

by Edward Samuel Farrow

Barlow Aerial Torpedo. — A torpedo 7% feet long and weighing about 100 pounds. Normally inert, it arms itself after it has fallen 300 feet, and detonates at a given point automatically, regardless of the altitude from which it may be dropped .

Google previewThe New American Encyclopedic Dictionary (1906)

An Exhaustive Dictionary of the English Language : Practical and Comprehensive : Giving the Fullest Definition (encyclopedic in Detail), the Origin, Pronunciation and Use of Words by Robert Hunter, Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford

[AERIAL TORPEDO. (a) The drifting preceded the boom, and ma; neuvered, and was adapted for, circumstances and positions where it might be allowed to drift with the stream or tide against a vessel in a river or channel or lying at anchor.

Google previewThe New Dictionary of American History (1965)

by Michael Rheta Martin, Leonard Gelber

designed aerial torpedo for navy. HEYWARD ...

Google previewWashington Post Almanac and Encyclopedia (1899)

This projectile is called an " aerial torpedo" by the manufacturers, and Is exploded by means of a fuse, similar to ...

Google previewThe American Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1900)

A New and Exhaustive Work of Reference to the English Language, Defining Over 250,000 Words, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Pronunciation and Use, Comprising a General Encyclopedia ... a Gazetteer and Atlas of the World; a Comprehensive Dictionary of Universal Biography by Robert Hunter

[AERIAL TORPEDO. (a) The drifting preceded the boom, and ma; neuvered, and was adapted for circumstances and positions where it might be allowed to drift with the stream or tide against a vessel in a river or channel or lying at anchor.

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