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depth charge

noun

Simple Definition of depth charge

  • : a bomb that is made to explode under water at a particular depth in order to destroy submarines

Full Definition of depth charge

  1. :  an antisubmarine weapon that consists essentially of a drum filled with explosives which is dropped near a target and descends to a predetermined depth where it explodes —called also depth bomb

1917

First Known Use of depth charge

1917


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