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

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First Known Use of claymore mine

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for claymore mine

probably from claymore

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“Claymore mine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claymore%20mine. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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