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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.
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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
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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]
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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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Translations

depth charge

nWasserbombe f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

depth charge

n (Mil) → bomba di profondità
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For coaxing enemy subs to the surface (or sending them to the bottom), she had ashcan depth-charge racks plus depthcharge projectors.
And six minutes later, as Clattenburg deemed Torres, caught on the ankle by Jonny Evans, had tumbled unaided, 10 became nine, Fergie's depthcharge adding fuel to the fire.
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