bangalore torpedo[baŋ′gə lôr′]
Mil. a piece of metal tubing filled with high explosive, used esp. to blast through barbed wire or to detonate buried mines
Origin of bangalore torpedo; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Bangalore
A piece of metal pipe filled with an explosive, used primarily to clear a path through barbed wire or to detonate land mines.
Origin of bangalore torpedoAfter Bangalore.