Bangalore-torpedo meaning

bănggə-lôr
A piece of metal pipe filled with an explosive, used primarily to clear a path through barbed wire or to detonate land mines.
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(mil.) A piece of metal tubing filled with a high explosive, used esp. to blast through barbed wire or to detonate buried mines.
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Origin of bangalore-torpedo

  • After Bangalore

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