[ mahyn-kraft, ‐krahft ]
/ ˈmaɪnˌkræft, ‐krɑft /


a type of warship for sweeping mines at sea.


(initial capital letter) the proprietary name of a sandbox video game with construction, crafting, exploration, and combat mechanics, available on many game platforms.

Nearby words

  1. mine dump,
  2. mine examiner,
  3. mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord,
  4. mine-sweeper,
  5. mineable,
  6. minefield,
  7. minehunter,
  8. minelayer,
  9. mineola,
  10. miner

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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