magnetic mine


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magnetic mine

n.
A marine mine detonated by a mechanism that responds to a mass of magnetic material, such as the steel hull of a ship.

magnetic mine

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a mine designed to activate when a magnetic field such as that generated by the metal of a ship's hull is detected

magnetic mine

A mine which responds to the magnetic field of a target.
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Noun1.magnetic mine - (nautical) a marine mine that is detonated by a mechanism that responds to magnetic material (as the steel hull of a ship)magnetic mine - (nautical) a marine mine that is detonated by a mechanism that responds to magnetic material (as the steel hull of a ship)
floating mine, marine mine - an explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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The Tolo News quoted the local officials as saying that the blast occurred Saturday evening when a magnetic mine was placed in a Police Ranger and detonated.
According to the security officials, the incident took place at around 6:30 pm local time in the vicinity of the first police district of the city after a magnetic mine went off in Chendawol area.
We lost two NCOs dealing with a mine in Swansea, two more in Coventry when a magnetic mine exploded.
The course, which really consisted of only about one day, was taken under the direction of Lieutenant Commander John Ouvry whom I have always regarded with considerable awe as he took the first magnetic mine to bits at Shoeburyness.
Q's Taffy gun, magnetic mine and electric firing key are among seven production blueprints for concept gadgets to be used in Goldeneye and expected to fetch pounds 1,500-pounds 2,000.
Unfortunately, the ship hit a magnetic mine on her trip up the North Sea and when she reached the Tyne the Tyne Commissioners wouldn't allow the ship in.
Witnesses said a magnetic mine had been used in the first attack against the armoured vehicle parked at a security check point leading to the Green Zone.
The 700-tonne Stalheim had been delivering supplies for the war effort when it was holed by the blast from a magnetic mine off Port Talbot on July 31, 1940.
St Seiriol survived but Mona's Queen hit a magnetic mine, breaking her back and sinking with 24 crew lost
The OASIS combines the acoustic and magnetic mine detonation functions now performed by noisemakers and magnetic sleds in a single towed body.
It was a magnetic mine but one of the officers told us not to worry because we were in a wooden boat.
When he joined the Navy at the age of 15, he was sent to HMS Belfast but escaped injury when the ship hit a magnetic mine in the Firth of Forth.