depth charge


noun

an explosive device that is used against submarines and other underwater targets, and is usually set to detonate at a predetermined depth.

Origin of depth charge

First recorded in 1915–20
Also called depth bomb.
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depth charge

depth bomb


noun

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