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.
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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
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depth charge

n (Mil) → bomba di profondità
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Until 1942, the depth charge was the only weapon that could be used against a submerged submarine.
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The narrative culminates with a description of the boat's final action, in which a depth charge attack by a Japanese man-of-war severely damaged--and nearly sunk--the vessel.
The band's own material contains depth charge accentuated beats, compulsive rhythms and climaxes of extraordinary power - can an acoustic piano trio really make this much sound?
We reduced the number of parts of the reactor from 3,000 to 500, while increasing its strength to take the worst depth charge shocks that the submarine could withstand.
Well, their laughs soon changed to looks of envy and respect (that was the line that had sold me a hundred different bass lures as a kid, but in this case it was true) for the instant the mouse (pronounced moose in Labrador) landed, he was engulfed by a violent depth-charge-like explosion, at least if you picture a depth charge starting out at the bottom of the river and exploding upward in a silvery-cream bubble.
This had been a disappointment so, although unsure of the effect a depth charge might have on the gun and its emplacement, supposing the DCs' poor ballistics permitted a direct hit, or even a near miss, we selected it as our secondary target.
troops when his submarine ran aground on the eastern shore of Hawaii's Oahu Island after being dogged in a depth charge attack by the U.S.
"Before long, they were throwing depth charge - a concoction of whisky and cider - down their throats at the function."
These serials included replenishment of men and material from one ship to another, Rocket Depth Charge (RDC) firing by Ship and Aircraft and Helicopter Borne Visit Board Search and Seizure exercises.