depth charge


depth charge
noun
a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water; antisubmarine device
Syn: ↑depth bomb
Hypernyms: ↑bomb

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noun or depth bomb
: a projectile to be exploded underwater against submarines or other underwater targets

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an explosive device that is used against submarines and other underwater targets, and is usually set to detonate at a predetermined depth. Also called depth bomb.
[1915-20]

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depth bomb or depth charge noun
A powerful bomb that explodes under water (dropped over or near submarines)
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Main Entry:depth

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depth charge UK US noun [countable] [singular depth charge plural depth charges]
a bomb that is designed to explode under water, used especially for destroying a submarine
Thesaurus: types of bomb, explosive or missilehyponym

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depth charge,
an explosive charge dropped from a ship or airplane and set to explode at a certain depth under water. It is used especially against submarines.
depth-charge «DEHPTH CHAHRJ», transitive verb, -charged, -charg|ing.
= depth-bomb. (Cf.depth-bomb)

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n. an explosive charge designed to be dropped from a ship or aircraft and to explode under water at a preset depth, used for attacking submarines

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noun, pl ⋯ charges [count]
: a bomb that is made to explode under water at a particular depth in order to destroy submarines

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ˈdepth charge [depth charge depth charges] noun
a bomb that is set to explode underwater, used to destroy ↑submarines

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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