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proximity fuze

noun
1.
a design for detonating a charge, as in a projectile, within a predesignated radius of a target.
Also called variable time fuze, VT fuze.
Origin of proximity fuze
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • For example, a proximity fuze may also have an impact or self-destruct feature.

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