limpet mine

noun a mine that attaches magnetically to a ship's hull and explodes after a certain time.

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  • Limpet mine — A limpet mine is a type of naval mine attached to a target by magnets; they are so named because of their superficial similarity to the limpet, a type of mollusk. A swimmer or diver may attach the mine, which is usually designed with hollow… …   Wikipedia

  • limpet mine — noun see limpet 3 * * * ˈlimpet mine 7 [limpet mine] noun a ↑mine (= a bomb that can be hidden in the sea) that attaches to the side of a ship and explodes after a certain time …   Useful english dictionary

  • limpet mine — noun A naval mine attached to its target by magnets …   Wiktionary

  • limpet mine — /ˈlɪmpət maɪn/ (say limpuht muyn) noun an adhesive mine to be placed against the hull of a ship …   Australian English dictionary

  • Limpet — For the underwater explosive device, see Limpet mine. Limpet is a common name for a number of different kinds of saltwater and freshwater snails (aquatic gastropod mollusks); it is applied to those snails that have a simple shell which is more or …   Wikipedia

  • limpet — n. 1 any of various marine gastropod molluscs, esp. the common limpet Patella vulgata, with a shallow conical shell and a broad muscular foot that sticks tightly to rocks. 2 a clinging person. Phrases and idioms: limpet mine a mine designed to be …   Useful english dictionary

  • mine — 1. noun 1) a coal mine Syn: pit, excavation, quarry, workings, diggings; strip mine, open pit mine, placer (mine), hardrock mine 2) a mine of information Syn: rich source, repository …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Mine limpet — Une mine limpet est un type de mine marine, qui est posée principalement par les nageurs de combat sur une cible par des aimants. Elles sont ainsi nommées en raison de leur ressemblance avec la patelle (limpet, en anglais), qui est un type de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mine — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 for coal, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ coal, copper, diamond, salt, tin, etc. ▪ deep, drift, opencast ( …   Collocations dictionary

  • limpet — noun Limpet is used before these nouns: ↑mine …   Collocations dictionary

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