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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 mine may allow the passagw of several ships before detonating.

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  • noun military A mine which responds to the magnetic field of 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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