degaussing degaussing

Definition(s):

  • (n) the process of making a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by producing an opposing magnetic field

Usage(s):

  1. It was turning out huge harbor defense nets, degaussing cable, wiring for battleships and cantonments, signal wire, anchor cables for captive balloons, instrument parts.
  2. From a sheet of figures, where an ordinary layman detects only digits, he comes up with funnels, torpedo tubes, extra speed, six new submarines, degaussing gear, winches.

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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /