from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various tropical or subtropical marine fishes of the family Torpedinidae, having a rounded body and a pair of organs capable of producing an electric discharge, which is used to stun or kill prey. Also called crampfish, numbfish, torpedo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the group of rays of the order Torpedodiniformes, which can produce an electric discharge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the torpedo.
  • n. a torpedo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


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