Definition of depth charge in English:

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depth charge

noun

An explosive charge designed to be dropped from a ship or aircraft and to explode under water at a preset depth, used for attacking submarines.
Example sentences
  • He was given a nuclear depth-bomb: like a depth charge but actually a hydrogen bomb.
  • Depth charge after depth charge rained down on the U-boat and up floated the usual tell-tale signs - oil and air bubbles.
  • By the end, when the sonar operator says, ‘splashes’, you yourself brace for the explosion of the depth charge.

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