floating mine
marine mine ma*rine" mine`, n. (Mil.) A military explosive device designed to be placed on or under the surface of a body of water, and to explode when ships pass nearby or come in contact with it. Its function is to destroy enemy ships or deny hostile naval forces access to certain areas of the sea, usually near the shoreline. Also called {underwater mine} and {floating mine}, and previously referred to as a {torpedo} (See {torpedo}[2] (a) ). [PJC]

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  • floating mine — plūdrioji mina statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Laivyno minų kare – jūros mina, matoma vandens paviršiuje. atitikmenys: angl. floating mine pranc. mine flottante ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – laisvoji mina dar žiūrėk – pasirodančioji mina dar žiūrėk –… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • floating mine — In naval mine warfare, a mine visible on the surface. See also free mine; mine; watching mine …   Military dictionary

  • floating mine — noun an explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it • Syn: ↑marine mine • Hypernyms: ↑mine • Hyponyms: ↑magnetic mine …   Useful english dictionary

  • floating mine — explosive device which floats in the water …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mine — Mine, n. [F., fr. LL. mina. See {Mine}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A subterranean cavity or passage; especially: (a) A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mine dial — Mine Mine, n. [F., fr. LL. mina. See {Mine}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A subterranean cavity or passage; especially: (a) A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • mine flottante — plūdrioji mina statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Laivyno minų kare – jūros mina, matoma vandens paviršiuje. atitikmenys: angl. floating mine pranc. mine flottante ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – laisvoji mina dar žiūrėk – pasirodančioji mina dar žiūrėk –… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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  • Mine Planter Service (U.S. Army) — USAMP MP 7 Major General Wallace F. Randolph,[1] Army M 1 Mine Planter Hull No. 480. Records (#742), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. The U.S. Army Mine Planter… …   Wikipedia

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