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claymore mine

noun, Military
an antipersonnel mine designed to produce a direction-guided, fan-shaped pattern of fragments.
Origin of claymore mine
1965-70; perhaps after claymore Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He reaches over and squeezes one of these, and they're all electrically controlled, and then sets off the claymore mine.

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