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A marine mine detonated by a mechanism that responds to a mass of magnetic material, such as the steel hull of a ship.
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(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
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A mine which responds to the magnetic field of a target.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||magnetic mine - (nautical) a marine mine that is detonated by a mechanism that responds to magnetic material (as the steel hull of a ship)|
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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