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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They led squads on ambushes, helped run several weapons ranges, participated in demolition training, and learned to deploy bangalore torpedoes. The cadets also took part in the unit's 72-hour Sapper Stakes tactical operation against an opposing force.
The engineers were with us and they drug about 10 foot-long pipes they called Bangalore torpedoes [obstacle-clearing explosives].