minelayer

[ mahyn-ley-er ]
/ ˈmaɪnˌleɪ ər /

noun

a naval ship equipped for placing mines in the water.

Nearby words

  1. mine-sweeper,
  2. mineable,
  3. minecraft,
  4. minefield,
  5. minehunter,
  6. mineola,
  7. miner,
  8. miner's anemia,
  9. miner's dial,
  10. miner's inch

Origin of minelayer

First recorded in 1905–10; mine2 + lay1 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for minelayer

minelayer

/ (ˈmaɪnˌleɪə) /

noun

a warship or aircraft designed for the carrying and laying of mines
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