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claymore mine

noun, Military
1.
an antipersonnel mine designed to produce a direction-guided, fan-shaped pattern of fragments.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; perhaps after claymore
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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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