Definition of Floating mine

1. Noun. An explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it.

Exact synonyms: Marine Mine
Specialized synonyms: Magnetic Mine
Generic synonyms: Mine

Lexicographical Neighbors of Floating Mine

floating-point notation
floating-point number
floating-point operation
floating-point representation system
floating-point unit
floating-point units
floating bridge
floating cartilage
floating dock
floating dry dock
floating feeling
floating fern
floating island
floating islands
floating kidney
floating mine (current term)
floating organ
floating palette
floating palettes
floating patella
floating point
floating point operation
floating point operations
floating policy
floating ribs
floating spleen
floating villus
floating vote
floating voter
floating voters

Literary usage of Floating mine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Problems of International Practice and Diplomacy: With Special Reference to by Sir Thomas Barclay (1907)
"Some consternation was caused here on Thursday, when the Dover mail boat reported a floating; mine off the coast. A tug was sent out to remove the mine, ..."

2. The Merchant Seaman in War by Leslie Cope Cornford (1913)
"It was about ten o 'clock in the morning when the look-out seaman perceived a floating mine. Off the starboard bow the bright scarlet of the mine gleamed in ..."

3. War's New Weapons: An Expert Analysis in Plain Language of the Weapons and by Hrolf von Dewitz (1915)
"It is difficult to say which of the two kinds—the anchored or the floating mine—is the more dangerous, but the trouble seems to be that they are not ..."

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