proximity fuze

proximity fuze
noun
: an electronic device that detonates a projectile within effective range of the target by means of the radio waves sent out from a tiny radio set in the nose of the projectile and reflected back to the set from the target — called also radio proximity fuze, variable time fuze, VT fuze

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a design for detonating a charge, as in a projectile, within a predesignated radius of a target. Also called variable time fuze, VT fuze.
[1940-45]

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proximity fuse or proximity fuze,
a tiny radio device set in the nose of a projectile that makes the shell explode when it comes within a certain distance of the target.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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