Definition of Minelayers

1. Noun. (plural of minelayer) ¹

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Definition of Minelayers

1. minelayer [n] - See also: minelayer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Minelayers

mine detector
mine disposal
mine field
mine pig
mine run
minelayers (current term)
miner's asthma
miner's canaries
miner's canary
miner's cat
miner's cramps
miner's disease
miner's elbow
miner's lettuce
miner's lung

Literary usage of Minelayers

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1. Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War by Reinhard Scheer (1920)
"The first large submarine minelayers were not armed with torpedoes. They had a displacement of 760 tons, a surface speed of 9.5 knots, and under water 7.5 ..."

2. Publications by National Bureau of Standards, United States, Michael Joseph Connolly, William Francis Galvin (1920)
"ORGANIZATION OF MINE SQUADRON AND SELECTION OF NEW minelayers. Prior to the decision to proceed with the northern barrage project, the mine force of the ..."

3. Sea-power in the Pacific: A Study of the American-Japanese Naval Problem by Hector Charles Bywater (1921)
"20 minelayers. J2-in. deck J6 4'7-inch 40 cal. 12 torpedo tubes. ... 2 New minelayers, building or projected. Said to be of 20 knots speed ; no other ..."

4. The "Novik" and the Part She Played in the Russo-Japanese War, 1904 by Andreĭ Petrovich Steer (1913)
"The mines were swept for by specially fitted steam hoppers, and our minelayers carefully laid out the nets. But, alas! all these precautions were only taken ..."

5. The Yankee Mining Squadron; Or, Laying the North Sea Mine Barrage by Reginald Rowan Belknap (1920)
"The larger pair, Sonoma and Ontario, were retained with the minelayers until their final sailing for abroad. The Sonoma, Lieutenant JS Trayer, ..."

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