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depth charge

noun
1.
an explosive device that is used against submarines and other underwater targets, and is usually set to detonate at a predetermined depth.
Also called depth bomb.
Origin of depth charge
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
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depth charge

noun
1.
a bomb used to attack submarines that explodes at a pre-set depth of water
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