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depth charge Explained

depth charge at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a bomb that explodes at a particular depth under water//

depth charge at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Weapon used by ships or aircraft to attack submerged submarines. Developed by the British in World War I for use against German submarines, it consisted of a canister filled with explosives and dropped off the stern of a ship near a submerged submarine. It rarely exploded close enough to sink the submarine, but its shock waves loosened the submarine's joints and damaged its instruments, forcing it to the surface, where naval gunfire could finish it off. Modern depth charges can be fired as far as 2,000 yards (1,800 m) from a ship's deck or launched from aircraft. Atomic depth charges have a nuclear warhead and a vastly increased killing radius.

depth charge at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
a bomb that is set to explode underwater, used to destroy SUBMARINES

depth charge at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

depth charge
n : a bomb that explodes at a pre-set depth under water;
anti-submarine device [syn: {depth bomb}]

depth charge at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=depth charge
  • A form of bomb that is designed to detonate at a certain depth underwater for the purposes of attacking a submerged enemy, especially a submarine.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » bomb designed to detonate at a certain depth underwater
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|syvyyspommi


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » depth charge
    Translation: zh » depth charge