depth charge

noun
Updated on: 17 Mar 2018

Definition of depth charge

: 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

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First Known Use of depth charge

1917


DEPTH CHARGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of depth charge for English Language Learners

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


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