claymore mine

noun

Definition of claymore mine 

: a usually electrically fired land mine containing steel fragments that are discharged in a predetermined direction

Examples of claymore mine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

In the mid-2000s, a group of soldiers duct taped a claymore mine to a small surveillance robot and sent it down an Iraq alleyway, killing a man. Caroline Lester, The Atlantic, "What Happens When Your Bomb-Defusing Robot Becomes a Weapon," 26 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'claymore mine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of claymore mine

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for claymore mine

probably from claymore

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about claymore mine

Share claymore mine

Dictionary Entries near claymore mine

clay mill

clay mineral

claymore

claymore mine

Clayoquot

claypan

clay pigeon

Statistics for claymore mine

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for claymore mine

The first known use of claymore mine was in 1961

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on claymore mine

See words that rhyme with claymore mine

Comments on claymore mine

What made you want to look up claymore mine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trusted follower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!