minelayer

[ mahyn-ley-er ]
/ ˈmaɪnˌleɪ ər /

noun

a naval ship equipped for placing mines in the water.

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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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