(n.) anti-trap device created by Captain McClintock of the British army while serving in India, 1912. The "Torpedo" was a number of ten steel tubes, about 13 pounds in weight each, that were flat-packed and assembled as needed. The front-most pole would have an explosive on the end which would detonate any mines in the area or clear barbed wire.
During the American Omaha beach landings on d-day, 1944, they troops cut throught the barbed wire with a bangalore torpedo.
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 06, 2004