camouflet

noun ca·mou·flet \¦kamə¦flā\

Definition of camouflet

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a mine so charged and placed that its detonation will destroy enemy mining tunnels

  2. 2a :  an underground or subsurface explosion of a bomb or shell that leaves a sealed pocket of smoke and gas b :  a pocket formed in this way

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Origin and Etymology of camouflet

French, literally, smoke blown into a sleeper's face from lighted paper


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