tōpito

tōpito, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Fire a torpedo.

Kua tōpito‘ia, kāre rā i puta.
The torpedo was fired, but (the ship) wasn’t hit;

Kua manako te rangatira ē ka tōpito ‘aia i taua manuā ra i te piri atu‘anga tō rātou pa‘ī ruku;
The captain decided to torpedo the warship as soon as their submarine got close enough.

2. n. A torpedo.

Kua tapatiti ‘ua te tōpito mua nā muri i te to‘e o te pa‘ī
. The torpedo just grazed past the stern of the ship.
[Eng. torpedo.]

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