Definition of Floating mine
1. Noun. An explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Floating Mine
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 ..."