Bangalore Torpedo Definition

A piece of metal pipe filled with an explosive, used primarily to clear a path through barbed wire or to detonate land mines.
American Heritage
A piece of metal tubing filled with a high explosive, used esp. to blast through barbed wire or to detonate buried mines.
Webster's New World

Origin of Bangalore Torpedo

  • After Bangalore

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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