Definition of Minesweeper

1. Noun. Ship equipped to detect and then destroy or neutralize or remove marine mines.

Generic synonyms: Ship



Definition of Minesweeper

1. Noun. A vehicle, device or person with the purpose of removing explosive mines (landmines or water mines). ¹

2. Noun. A logic-based computer game in which the player has to discover the position of mines. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minesweeper

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Minesweeper

mineratrophic
minerogenesis
minerogenetic
minerogenic
miners
miners' canaries
miners' canary
miners' moss
miners moss
minerva
mines
mineshaft
mineshafts
minestrone
minestrones
minesweeper (current term)
minesweepers
minesweeping
minesweepings
minette
minettes
minever
minevers
minework
mineworker
mineworkers
mineworking
ming tree
minge
minged

Literary usage of Minesweeper

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1. By Sea, Air, and Land: An Illustrated History of the U. S. Navy and the War by Edward J. Marolda (1996)
"... Riverine Force SLF MSB Minesweeping Boat SS MSC Military Sealift Command SS MSF minesweeper, Fleet STAB MSO minesweeper, Ocean STAB MSS minesweeper, ..."

2. Seven Firefights in Vietnam by John A. Cash (1985)
"minesweeper T-9I-4 reeled from the shock of both rockets exploding ... The radios in the boats crackled with the minesweeper's report, "We've been mined. ..."

3. Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy (1995) by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Define, design, develop, prototype, and test a high-speed remote controlled influence minesweeper. DOD Subject: Technical R&D EIF Date: Apr 23, ..."

4. Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War by Reinhard Scheer (1920)
"On October 6, 1916, what had hitherto been minesweeper Division II was divided into the 3rd and 4th Mine-sweeper Half-Flotillas. These Half-Flotillas were ..."

5. South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 by Ernest Henry Shackleton (1920)
"He was afterwards given command of a Mystery Ship, and fought several actions with enemy submarines. Clark served on a minesweeper. ..."

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