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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 US released a video showing supposedly Iranian boats putting on the magnetic mines in order to create a wave of anger against Iran and to urge Japanese President to declare war against Iran.
Military experts maintain that whether it was caused by magnetic mines or a torpedo, the explosive must have been planted by saboteurs on fast boats or mini-submarines, which crept up to the tankers undetected by the US, British or French warships patrolling this key international oil route.
Suicide jacket, anti-tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote control IEDS, remote control receivers, detonators and communication equipment baring Afghan mobile company signature has been recovered from the suicide bombers.
Suicide jacket, anti tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote control improvised explosive devices (IEDs), remote control receivers, detonators and communication equipment bearing Afghan mobile company signature were recovered from suicide bombers, the ISPR statement added.
A suicide jacket, anti-tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote-controlled IEDs, remote-controlled receivers, detonators and communication equipment bearing Afghan mobile company signatures were recovered from the suicide bombers, the army said further.
Suicide Jacket, anti-tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote control IEDs, remote control receivers, detonators and communication equipment bearing Afghan mobile company signature were recovered from suicide bombers', ISPR release said.
The ISPR further said, 'Suicide jackets, anti-tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Devices, remote-controlled receivers, detonators and communications equipment bearing [an] Afghan mobile company's signature were recovered from the possession of the militants.'
During the Second World War, Carling went to work for the Admiralty on magnetic mines and torpedoes.
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Contract Awarded for An unmanned surface vehicle designed to sweep for acoustic and magnetic mines from the Littoral Combat Ship