from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wooden or iron spar projecting from the bows or side of a steamer, and on the end of which a torpedo is carried.


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  • As it approached the side of the ram, the torpedo-spar was lowered; and going ahead slowly until the torpedo was well under the Albemarle's bottom, Cushing detached it with a vigorous pull.

    The Romance of the Civil War


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