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contact mine

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  1. a naval mine designed to explode on contact with the hull of a ship.

Origin of contact mine

First recorded in 1880–85
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  • What is the difference between a bushel of wheat and a contact-mine, and if not why not?

    Commander Lawless V.C.

    Rolf Bennett

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