acoustic mine


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acoustic mine

[ə′küs·tik ′mīn]
(ordnance)
A naval mine which is activated by acoustic means.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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