Bangalore torpedo


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Bangalore torpedo

[′baŋ·gə‚lȯr tȯr′pēd·ō]
(ordnance)
A metal tube or pipe packed with a high-explosive charge; chiefly used to clear a path through barbed wire or minefields.
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For this and other patrol work and the Bangalore Torpedo job, Freezer had a lot of twenty-eight days' Number Ones washed out.
CHAPTER XI THE BANGALORE TORPEDO AND A DECORATION CEREMONY WE were in the Cambrin trenches and a Bangalore Torpedo was sent up to the Battalion, which had to be taken out and attached to the German barbed wire.
Small groups from the attacking force repeatedly assaulted the crest of the hill, each time being repulsed by "a shower of hand grenades, shape charges, bangalore torpedos and rocks.
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