A camouflet is a small mine explosion which does not form a crater, and is calculated to destroy underground workings.
We had five men buried by a camouflet—they began at once to recover the bodies.
Having driven the estimated distance to meet the enemy, the question constantly arises, "Will it pay us now to fire a camouflet?"
The camouflet totally destroys the enemy's gallery, but does not break the surface.
When an enemy mine is being dug, a camouflet destroys it before completion.
Working parties were heavy, and on one occasion the Bosche blew a camouflet while work was in progress.