- an underground explosion of a bomb or mine that does not break the surface, but leaves an enclosed cavity of gas and smoke.
- the pocket formed by such an explosion.
- the bomb or mine so exploded and causing such a pocket.
Origin of camouflet
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We had five men buried by a camouflet—they began at once to recover the bodies.
Having driven the estimated distance to meet the enemy, the question constantly arises, "Will it pay us now to fire a camouflet?"New Zealanders at Gallipoli
Major Fred Waite
The camouflet totally destroys the enemy's gallery, but does not break the surface.
A camouflet is a small mine explosion which does not form a crater, and is calculated to destroy underground workings.
When an enemy mine is being dug, a camouflet destroys it before completion.