contact mine

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

Origin of contact mine

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby contact mine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use contact mine in a sentence

  • What is the difference between a bushel of wheat and a contact-mine, and if not why not?

    Commander Lawless V.C. | Rolf Bennett