rocket-assisted torpedo


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rocket-assisted torpedo

[′räk·ət ə¦sis·təd tȯr′pēd·ō]
(ordnance)
A torpedo designed to be fired into the air by rocket and to drop into the water by parachute; the torpedo then seeks its underwater target by a special homing device. Abbreviated RAT.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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