Magnetic-mine definitions

A marine mine detonated by a mechanism that responds to a mass of magnetic material, such as the steel hull of a ship.
noun
0
0
A naval mine designed to explode when the metal hull of a ship passing near it deflects a magnetic needle, closing an electric circuit and thus detonating the charge.
noun
0
0
(military) A mine which responds to the magnetic field of a target.
noun
0
0
Advertisement