claymore mine


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claymore mine

n.
A lens-shaped, ground-emplaced antipersonnel mine whose blast is focused in the direction of the oncoming enemy.

clay′more mine`



n.
an antipersonnel mine designed to produce a fan-shaped pattern of fragments.
[1965–70; perhaps after claymore]
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Noun1.claymore mine - an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy
booby trap, ground-emplaced mine, land mine - an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over
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