from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A marine mine detonated by a mechanism that responds to a mass of magnetic material, such as the steel hull of a ship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Mil.) A marine mine that is detonated by a mechanism that detects the nearness of magnetic material (as the steel hull of a ship). A
magnetic counter minemay allow the passagw of several ships before detonating.
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- noun military A
minewhich respondsto the magnetic fieldof a target.
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- noun (nautical) a marine mine that is detonated by a mechanism that responds to magnetic material (as the steel hull of a ship)
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