depth bomb
noun see depth charge

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • depth bomb — noun a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water; antisubmarine device • Syn: ↑depth charge • Hypernyms: ↑bomb * * * noun see depth charge * * * depth bomb or depth charge noun A power …   Useful english dictionary

  • depth-bomb — transitive verb see depth charge * * * depth bomb, = depth charge. (Cf. ↑depth charge) depth bomb «DEHPTH BOM», transitive verb. to bomb with a depth charge or charges: »to depth bomb a submarine …   Useful english dictionary

  • depth bomb — underwater anti submarine explosive device designed to detonate at a a certain depth, depth charge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Nuclear depth bomb — United States conducted the Swordfish test of the ASROC nuclear depth bomb off San Diego in 1962 A Nuclear Depth Bomb (NDB) is the nuclear equivalent of the conventional depth charge and would have been used in Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) for… …   Wikipedia

  • Nuclear Depth Bomb — A Nuclear Depth Bomb (NDB) is the nuclear equivalent of the conventional depth charge and is used in Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) for attacking submerged submarines. The United States Navy, Soviet Navy, and Royal Navy had nuclear depth bombs in… …   Wikipedia

  • depth charge — depth′ charge n. mil an explosive device used underwater, esp. against submarines, and set to detonate at a predetermined depth. Also called depth′ bomb • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • depth charge — depth bomb, underwater anti submarine explosive device designed to detonate at a a certain depth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • depth charge — or depth bomb n. a powerful explosive charge that is dropped from a ship or airplane and explodes under water: used esp. against submarines …   English World dictionary

  • depth charge — noun a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water; antisubmarine device • Syn: ↑depth bomb • Hypernyms: ↑bomb * * * noun or depth bomb : a projectile to be exploded underwater against submarines or other underwater targets * * * an expl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Depth charge — For other uses, see Depth charge (disambiguation). Mark IX Depth Charge used by the U.S. Navy late in World War II. Unlike the cylindrical, barrel shaped depth charge used earlier, the Mark IX is streamlined and equipped with canted fins to… …   Wikipedia

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