floating mine
In naval mine warfare, a mine visible on the surface. See also free mine; mine; watching mine.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

  • mine — n. excavation from which minerals are taken 1) to open (up); operate, run, work a mine 2) to close down a mine 3) a coal; copper; diamond; gold; iron; lead; salt; silver; tin; zinc mine 4) an abandoned; strip mine explosive charge 5) to arm; lay… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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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