from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in the theory or use of torpedoes; also, one who favors the use of torpedoes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who uses or who advocates the use of torpedoes.


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  • By painting cunning arrangements of stripes and splashes of different colours a ship's course and speed could be so disguised that the torpedoist was puzzled in getting his sights on her and in working out the range and speed.

    Flag and Fleet How the British Navy Won the Freedom of the Seas

  • When, therefore, a big, powerful, and rather odd-looking man was found clinging to one of their cables, they at once set him down as an unsuccessful torpedoist, and a careful search was instantly made round the vessel as a precaution.

    In the Track of the Troops

  • -- Yours affectionately, U.B. "P.S. -- I mentioned you to the captain as a friend of mine, and an enthusiastic torpedoist.

    In the Track of the Troops


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