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proximity fuze

noun
1.
a design for detonating a charge, as in a projectile, within a predesignated radius of a target.
Also called variable time fuze, VT fuze.
Origin of proximity fuze
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45
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  • His third was a graze; so close that its proximity fuze functioned, detonating the cyclonite-packed war-head.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith

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