acoustic mine

a·cous·tic mine
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-koo-stik mahyn]
    • /əˈku stɪk maɪn/
    • /əˈkuː.stɪk maɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-koo-stik mahyn]
    • /əˈku stɪk maɪn/

Definition of acoustic mine words

  • noun acoustic mine a naval mine designed to be exploded by the vibration of the propeller of a passing ship or by the sound of water along the hull. 1

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Origin of acoustic mine

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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Parts of speech for Acoustic mine


acoustic mine popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for acoustic mine

noun acoustic mine

  • land mine — an explosive charge concealed just under the surface of the ground or of a roadway, designed to be detonated by pressure, proximity of a vehicle or person, etc.
  • mine — an excavation made in the earth for the purpose of extracting ores, coal, precious stones, etc.
  • claymore mine — an antipersonnel mine designed to produce a direction-guided, fan-shaped pattern of fragments.
  • limpet — any of various marine gastropods with a low conical shell open beneath, often browsing on rocks at the shoreline and adhering when disturbed.
  • magnetic mine — an underwater mine set off by any disturbance of its magnetic field, as by the metal hull of a ship.

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