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ContributorContrib.anonymous on 1/16/2009
Meaning & History
Means "tiger" in Japanese.
In WWII, it was used as a codeword to indicated that a complete surprise has been achieved, as an acronym for totsugeki raigeki
(突撃雷撃) meaning "lightning attack". It was referenced in 'Tora! Tora! Tora!', the 1970 American-Japanese war film that dramatized the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor