Meaning of “depth charge” in the English Dictionary

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depth chargenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdepθ ˌtʃɑːdʒ/ us /ˈdepθ ˌtʃɑːrdʒ/

Examples from literature

  • A barrage of depth charges was dropped, exploding at regular intervals far below the surface of the water. 
  • A destroyer sighted a submarine, rushed ahead at great speed and dropped a couple of depth charges. 
  • But one of the lookouts sighted her and depth charges were fired. 
  • I think they set off a depth charge against a submarine. 
  • The depth charge crew jumped to their stations and immediately started dropping depth bombs. 

(Definition of “depth charge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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