claymore mine
noun Etymology: probably from claymore Date: 1961 a usually electrically fired land mine containing steel fragments that are discharged in a predetermined direction

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  • Claymore mine — Clay more mine (kl[=a] m[=o]r m[imac]n ), n. (Mil.) an antipersonnel land mine designed to produce a high velocity spray of steel fragments in a relatively narrow fan shaped cone, directed toward the enemy. They are usually detonated by an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • claymore mine — noun an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy • Syn: ↑claymore • Hypernyms: ↑land mine, ↑ground emplaced mine, ↑booby trap * * * noun Etymology: perhaps from claymore …   Useful english dictionary

  • claymore mine — mine that produces a fan shaped directed explosion when detonated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • claymore mine — clay′more mine n. mil an antipersonnel mine designed to produce a fan shaped pattern of fragments • Etymology: 1965–70; perh. after claymore …   From formal English to slang

  • claymore mine — Mil. an antipersonnel mine designed to produce a direction guided, fan shaped pattern of fragments. [1965 70; perh. after CLAYMORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • M18 Claymore mine — M18A1 Claymore mine The M18A1 Claymore mine with the plastic trigger and detonator wire Type Direction fragmentation anti personnel mine …   Wikipedia

  • Claymore (epee) — Claymore (épée) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Claymore. Réplique d une claymore Une claymore est une large et grande épée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Claymore (Épée) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Claymore. Réplique d une claymore Une claymore est une large et grande épée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • claymore — [klā′môr΄] n. [Gael claidheamhmor < claidheamh, sword (< IE * klād < base * kel , to strike > HOLT) + mor, great] 1. a large, two edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders 2. a broadsword with a basket hilt worn by… …   English World dictionary

  • claymore — noun /ˈkleɪmɔːɹ/ a) The large two handed broadsword used by the Scottish Highlanders. b) A claymore mine …   Wiktionary

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