Definition of limpet mine in English:

limpet mine

Syllabification: lim·pet mine

noun

  • A mine designed to be attached magnetically to a ship’s hull and set to explode after a certain time.
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    • East Rand members of Cosas were given hand grenades and a limpet mine of which timing mechanisms had been reduced to zero seconds.
    • The car's 250 kilograms of plastic explosives, with a powerful limpet mine attached as a detonator, was defused, Smith said.
    • For underwater sabotage missions, each diver can carry a limpet mine to attach to the hull of enemy watercraft or docks.

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