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minesweeper

[ mahyn-swee-per ]
/ ˈmaɪnˌswi pər /
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noun Navy.
a specially equipped ship used for dragging a body of water in order to remove or destroy enemy mines.
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Origin of minesweeper

First recorded in 1900–05; mine2 + sweeper

OTHER WORDS FROM minesweeper

minesweeping, noun
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How to use minesweeper in a sentence

  • It may be apropos to say here that the smaller class of minesweeper is usually blown to pieces if she touches a mine.

    Submarine Warfare of To-day|Charles W. Domville-Fife
  • A few seconds later another bomb fell close to a minesweeper and a fragment gashed the decks but did not penetrate them.

    Submarine Warfare of To-day|Charles W. Domville-Fife
  • Minesweeper Lingfield to take off surplus steaming parties of block ships, which had 100 miles to steam.

British Dictionary definitions for minesweeper

minesweeper
/ (ˈmaɪnˌswiːpə) /

noun
a naval vessel equipped to detect and clear mines

Derived forms of minesweeper

minesweeping, noun
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