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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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References in periodicals archive ?
The crews of nimble new destroyers could roll state-of-the-art depth charges off their ships' sterns or launch them with deck-mounted projectors known as K-guns. A vessel armed with both rear racks and K-guns could lay down a lethal pattern of explosives at virtually any depth.
Armed with "four twin-mount 40-caliber and eight 20-caliber machine guns, two 3" 50-caliber guns, depth charges, K-Guns, and ahead-throwing anti-submarine weapons," the Sea Cloud assisted in the sinking of a German submarine.