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Floating mine   /flˈoʊtɪŋ maɪn/   Listen
Floating mine

An explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it.  Synonym: marine mine.

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... have ordered out his boats and towed the fire-ships clear; but Medina Sidonia, with a strain already upon him beyond the strength of his capacity, saw coming some terrible engine of destruction, like the floating mine which had shattered Parma's bridge at Antwerp. Panic spread through the entire Armada. Hasty and impetuous cries arose on board each menaced vessel. 'Up anchors, comrades! Out every stitch of canvas! Away, away! for in the track of those blazing ...
— Ten Great Events in History • James Johonnot

Words linked to "Floating mine" :   mine, magnetic mine

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