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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A charge designed for detonation at a preset depth under water, used especially against submarines. Also called depth bomb.

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  • n. A form of bomb that is designed to detonate at a certain depth underwater for the purposes of attacking a submerged enemy, especially a submarine.

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  • n. a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water; antisubmarine device

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  • Also a coffee drink. See comment at red eye.

    January 24, 2013

  • That is one fiiiiine film.

    October 17, 2007

  • I agree, it's a great phrase. After watching Das Boot I have a new respect for depth charges. They can be terrifying!

    October 17, 2007

  • Ooh, I love this phrase. It sounds intricate, yet brutal. Mmm....

    October 17, 2007

  • An anti-submarine weapon, and a drink. See boilermaker.

    October 17, 2007