bangalore torpedo

bangalore torpedo
noun Etymology: Bangalore, India Date: 1913 a metal tube that contains explosives and a firing mechanism and is used to cut barbed wire and detonate buried mines

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  • Bangalore torpedo — Ban′galore torpe′do n. mil a metal tube filled with explosives, used to destroy barbed wire entanglements or detonate land mines • Etymology: 1910 …   From formal English to slang

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