naval mine

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naval mine

[′nā·vəl ‚mīn]
(ordnance)
An item designed to be located under water and exploded by means of propeller vibration, magnetic attraction, contact, or remote control.
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A hole measuring 6ft by 8ft was found in the boat and divers recovered remnants of limpet mines unavailable in New Zealand.
Limpet mines, named after the shellfish, are naval mines attached to targets by magnets and usually set off by a time fuse.
One Eta cell is believed to be behind the murders of two Civil Guard officers when a limpet mine was stuck to their patrol car 10 days ago.
Cooke stuck to Vos' back wheel like a limpet mine and pounced for the kill at the end.
In the American experience, the first use of UWIEDs came in September 1776, when the patriot (or, in English eyes, terrorist) David Bushnell attempted to fix a limpet mine on Lord Howe's flagship HMS Eagle in the Hudson River.
At one stage his submarine became trapped by its own deadly limpet mine next to the Japanese cruiser.
All those designer frocks have velcro down the seams, so she can attach herself like a limpet mine to the nearest bloke.
In one of the acts, two frogmen dived in and placed a mock limpet mine on what was supposed to have been the side of a German ship.
He risked his life to plant a limpet mine on the 10,000 tonne Japanese cruiser Takao during a daring submarine attack in Singapore harbour in July 1945.
The agents' Nissan Patrol car was virtually demolished after a limpet mine attached to it exploded.
Unlike most centre full backs, Sean Martin gives his man his total undivided attention, attached to him like a limpet mine wherever he goes.