torpedo


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Drug slang A regional street term for crack and marijuana, presumably used together
Military A self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact with, or in proximity to, a target, usually understood to be a ship
Neuropathology A focal fusiform swelling of the axons of Purkinje cells, located in the first portion of the axis cylinder prior to the origin of collateral branches, often accompanied by swollen dendritic ramifications and patchy displacement of Purkinje cells, a typical pathologic finding in olivopontocerebellar atrophy of the granular layer of the cerebellum

torpedo

fusiform swellings of proximal axonal segments of cerebellar Purkinje cells in cases of perennial rye grass mycotoxicosis and some forms of storage disease.
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The so-called 'super cavitating' torpedo - codename Shkval or Squall - used hydrogen peroxide gas to reduce friction around its nose as it powered through the water.
Another appendix provides a very detailed discussion of torpedo fire-control methods.
It is thought a new rocket-propelled torpedo may have misfired and its engine or fuel exploded.
We think it's probably a torpedo Whitehead was testing in that area in the 1850s or 1860s," said Mr Bullen.
Logic PD's DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM enables customers to dramatically condense hardware space requirements and increase system performance.
task 2: supply torpedo single-use batteries to power torpedoes combat.
Navy, we continue to advance the development of the world's most effective lightweight torpedo, delivering its proven capabilities to meet the anti-submarine warfare needs of U.
Torpedo have picked up points in three of their four games but their first maximum return came in their first match on home ice, with a 6-3 win over Lokomotiv Yaroslavl last time - t he Railwaymen's first reverse of the campaign.
The self-propelled torpedo dates from about 1900 - before that they were more like mines.
The source's remarks came after Foreign Minister Yu Myung Hwan stated publicly earlier in the day that the March 26 sinking of the patrol ship in the Yellow Sea was caused by a North Korean torpedo.
John Moffat, 90, defied a hail of bullets to swoop on the battleship in his open-topped Swordfish bomber to fire the torpedo which disabled the Bismarck's steering capability.