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depth charge

n.
A charge designed for detonation at a preset depth under water, used especially against submarines. Also called depth bomb.

depth charge

or

depth bomb

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a bomb used to attack submarines that explodes at a pre-set depth of water

depth′ charge`


n.
an explosive device used underwater, esp. against submarines, and set to detonate at a predetermined depth. Also called depth′ bomb`.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depth charge - a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under waterdepth charge - a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water; antisubmarine device
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
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