depth charge

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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

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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]
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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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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.