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minecraft

[mahyn-kraft, ‐krahft]
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noun
  1. a type of warship for sweeping mines at sea.
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Trademark.
  1. (initial capital letter) the proprietary name of a sandbox video game with construction, crafting, exploration, and combat mechanics, available on many game platforms.
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Origin of minecraft

1925–30;for def 1 mine2 (in the sense “an underwater explosive”) + craft; for def 2 mine2 (in the sense “to dig, extract ore”) + craft; coined in 2009 by Markus Persson, Swedish video game programmer and designer of the game.
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