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mine detector

an electromagnetic device for locating buried or concealed land mines.
Origin of mine detector
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for mine detector
  • One soldier initially probes the area, and the other soldier sweeps it with a mine detector.
  • It's a small back packable mine detector that works off the principal of electro-magnetic induction.
  • Thus, a land-mine detector must do its job without having direct contact with a mine.
  • You've seen the mine detector on the previous slide, but this is the mine plows and rollers.
British Dictionary definitions for mine detector

mine detector

an instrument designed to detect explosive mines
Derived Forms
mine detection, noun
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