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torpedo (sandwich)

Definition:

a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato, onion, and lettuce)

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

torpedoes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"electric ray", from Latin torpedo, originally "numbness" (from the effect of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of torpedo...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Submarine sandwich | Hoagie | sub | Submarine Sandwich | hero | grinder

a sandwich that consists of a long roll of Italian or French bread, split widthwise either into two pieces or opened in a "V" on one side, and filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables, seasonings, and sauces. The sandwich has no standardized... (44 of 2264 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Submarine sandwich

Collins Dictionary:

hero sandwich [US]

a long thin crusty bread roll filled with meats and cheese with salad and condiments (15 of 262 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hero-sandwich

Oxford Dictionary:

hero | heroes [plural] | hero sandwich | from hero to zero

a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities | the chief male character in a book, play, ... (24 of 167 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hero

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hero [countable] | heroes [plural] | hero sandwich

someone who has done something brave, for example saving a person's life or ... | the main male character of a book, film, or play, who usually has ... (27 of 143 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hero

Random House Dictionary:

hero sandwich | hero [synonym] | hoagy | hoagie | poor boy [New Orleans] | spuky [Boston] | spukies [Boston, plural]

a large sandwich, usually consisting of a small loaf of bread or long roll cut in half lengthwise and containing a variety of ingredients, as meat, ... (26 of 35 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hero-sandwich

New World Dictionary:

hero sandwich [United States] | hoagie [United States] | hoagies [United States] | hoagy [United States] | submarine sandwich [United States]

a sandwich made by slicing a long roll horizontally and filling it with various sliced meats, cheeses, and vegetables (19 of 20 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hero-sandwich

Wiktionary:

hero sandwich [United States] | hero sandwiches [plural] | grinder [synonym] | hero [synonym] | hoagie [synonym] | hoagy [synonym] | poor boy [synonym] | po' boy [synonym] | sub [synonym] | ...

A large sandwich on a long thick bun. (8 of 10 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hero sandwich

American Heritage Dictionary:

submarine | submarined [past tense] | submarining [present participle] | submarines [3rd-person singular present] | hoagies [Pennsylvania, New Jersey, plural] | hoagy [Pennsylvania, New Jersey] | pigboat [slang] | poboy [United States gulf coast] | po-boy [United States gulf coast] | ...

[nautical] A vessel that is capable of operating submerged. | A large sandwich consisting of a long roll split lengthwise and filled with layers of ... (24 of 282 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/submarine

Merriam-Webster:

Cuban sandwich | submarine [definition 2, synonym] | grinder [definition 2, synonym] | hero [definition 2, synonym] | hoagie [definition 2, synonym] | Italian sandwich [definition 2, synonym] | po'boy [definition 2, synonym] | sub [definition 2, synonym] | torpedo [definition 2, synonym]

a usually grilled and pressed sandwich in Cuban-American cuisine served on a long split roll and typically containing roasted meats, cheese, and ... (22 of 72 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cuban sandwich

Cambridge Dictionary:

submarine sandwich [United States]

a long thin loaf of bread filled with salad and cold meat or cheese (14 of 22 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/submarine-sandwich

Britannica Encyclopedia:

bomber [aircraft]

military aircraft designed to drop bombs on surface targets. Aerial bombardment can be traced to the Italo-Turkish War, in which early in December ... (23 of 870 words, 7 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/72570​/bomber

Columbia Encyclopedia:

hero | Leander

in Greek religion, famous person, who after his death, was worshiped as quasi-divine. The heroes might be actual great men and women, real or ... (24 of 155 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0823526​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

Cuban sandwich [southern United States] | Cuban sandwiches [plural]

a long narrow sandwich of Cuban origin, filled with ham, pork, cheese, and pickles, and often grilled (17 of 33 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861688665​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

torpedo

First use: 1520s

Origin: "electric ray", from Latin torpedo, originally "numbness" (from the effect of being jolted by the ray's electric discharges), from ... (20 of 61 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=torpedo

Oxford Dictionary:

torpedo | torpedoes [plural] | torpedoed [past tense] | torpedoing [present participle] | torpedo ray

First use: early 16th century

Origin: (in "torpedo (... of the noun)"): from Latin, literally "stiffness, numbness", by extension "electric ray" (which gives a shock causing numbness), ... (24 of 52 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/torpedo

Wiktionary:

torpedo | torpedoes [plural] | torpedos [plural] | torpedoed [past tense] | torpedoing [present participle]

Origin: Latin torpēdō ("a torpedo fish"), from torpēdō ("numbness, torpidity, electric ray"), from torpeō ("I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive") and -dō ("noun suffix"), from Proto-Indo-European... (30 of 52 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/torpedo

Collins Dictionary:

torpedo | torpedoes [plural]

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin: crampfish (whose electric discharges can cause numbness), from torpēre to be inactive; see torpid

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/torpedo

American Heritage Dictionary:

torpedo | torpedoes [plural] | torpedoed [past tense] | torpedoing [present participle]

Origin: Latin torpēdō, numbness; electric ray, crampfish, from torpēre, to be stiff; see ster- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/torpedo

New World Dictionary:

torpedo | torpedoes [plural] | torpedoed [past tense] | torpedoing [present participle]

Origin: Latin, numbness, crampfish from torpere, to be stiff: see "torpid"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/torpedo

Merriam-Webster:

torpedo [entry 1, noun] | torpedoes [plural]

First use: about 1520

Origin: Latin, literally, stiffness, numbness, from torpēre to be sluggish or numb

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/torpedo

Encarta Dictionary:

torpedo | torpedoes [plural] | torpedoed [past tense] | torpedoing [present participle]

First use: Early 16th century

Origin: Latin, "numbness" from torpere "be stiff"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861720987​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

torpedo | torpedoes [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "torpedo"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/torpedo

Macmillan British Dictionary:

torpedo [transitive, verb] | torpedoed [past tense] | torpedoing [present participle] | torpedoes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "torpedo"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/torpedo 5

torpedo [countable] | torpedoes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "torpedo"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/torpedo

Macmillan American Dictionary:

torpedo [transitive, verb] | torpedoed [past tense] | torpedoing [present participle] | torpedoes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "torpedo"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/torpedo 5

torpedo [countable] | torpedoes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "torpedo"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/torpedo

Cambridge Dictionary:

torpedo [entry 1] | torpedoes [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "torpedo"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "torpedo"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/torpedo 1

the Free Dictionary:

torpedo

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "torpedo"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "torpedo"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "torpedo" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/torpedo

Google Dictionary:

torpedo | torpedos [plural] | torpedoes [plural] | torpedoed [past tense] | torpedoing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "torpedo"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=torpedo

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

torpedo

Audio: North American pronunciation of "torpedo"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=torped​01 word=torpedo

YourDictionary Audio:

torpedo

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "torpedo" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/torpedo

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