(noun, verb)


1. a professional killer who uses a gun

Similar word(s): gun, gunman, gunslinger, hitman, shooter, triggerman

Definition categories: person, liquidator, manslayer, murderer

2. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Similar word(s): bomber, grinder, hero, hoagie, hoagy, sub, submarine, wedge, zep

Definition categories: food, sandwich

3. an explosive device that is set off in an oil well (or a gas well) to start or to increase the flow of oil (or gas)

Definition categories: man–made

4. a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface

Definition categories: man–made, firework, pyrotechnic

5. a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead

Definition categories: man–made, alarm, alarum, alert

6. armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target

Definition categories: man–made, armament

7. any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges

Similar word(s): crampfish, numbfish

Definition categories: animal, ray


1. attack or hit with torpedoes

Definition categories: competition, assail, attack