Definition of magnetic mine in English:

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magnetic mine

noun

A mine detonated by the proximity of a magnetized body such as a ship or tank.
Example sentences
  • One managed to negotiate the harbour's torpedo nets and attach a warhead to the cruiser's hull, and attach magnetic mines to other ships.
  • The mission of the ships is to clear coastal and ocean waters, shore areas, and harbours of pressure/contact, acoustic, and magnetic mines using reconnaissance, classification and neutralisation.
  • As the Dakotian let go an anchor off Dale Point, there was a massive explosion and a magnetic mine blew out part of her port side.

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Syllabification: mag·net·ic mine

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