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magnetic mine

noun, Navy.
an underwater mine set off by any disturbance of its magnetic field, as by the metal hull of a ship.
Origin of magnetic mine
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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magnetic mine

a mine designed to activate when a magnetic field such as that generated by the metal of a ship's hull is detected
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