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depth charge

noun
1.
an explosive device that is used against submarines and other underwater targets, and is usually set to detonate at a predetermined depth.
Also called depth bomb.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Examples from the web for depth charge
  • The depth charge landed on the submarine deck with a loud, ominous sound.
  • So that if a depth charge operates in the area close enough to the submarine, it will damage the submarine.
British Dictionary definitions for depth charge

depth charge

noun
1.
a bomb used to attack submarines that explodes at a pre-set depth of water
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