Definition of Minelaying

1. Noun. Laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment.

Exact synonyms: Mining
Generic synonyms: Defence, Defense, Defensive Measure
Derivative terms: Mine

Lexicographical Neighbors of Minelaying

mine disposal
mine field
mine pig
mine run
minelaying (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
miner's moss

Literary usage of Minelaying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Land Mines in Angola by Africa Watch Committee (1993)
"While minelaying was practiced from 1961 onwards until 1991, the great majority of mines were laid in the period between 1975 and 1988. ..."

2. The Yankee Mining Squadron; Or, Laying the North Sea Mine Barrage by Reginald Rowan Belknap (1920)
"CHAPTER EIGHT THE FIRST minelaying EXCURSION The eve of our first departure was drizzling and misty. Attempts for some advance sleep were of no avail—too ..."

3. Sea-power in the Pacific: A Study of the American-Japanese Naval Problem by Hector Charles Bywater (1921)
"Some years ago the Navy Department proposed to build a fast minelaying cruiser of 4000 tons, somewhat after the design of the German ships Nautilus and ..."

4. Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War by Reinhard Scheer (1920)
"In the meantime, the German Bight would be without any protection against minelaying and other enterprises, and there would ..."

5. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... connection with laying and clearing mines. mine warfare group—(DOD, NATO) A task organization of mine warfare units for the conduct of minelaying and/or ..."

6. Publications by National Bureau of Standards, United States, Michael Joseph Connolly, William Francis Galvin (1920)
"Inverness, Scotland 64 Commanding officers of US minelaying Force on board the San Francisco.... 64 Photostatic chart, showing organization of US Mine Force ..."

7. Hidden Death: Landmines and Civilian Casualties in Iraqi Kurdistan by Middle East Watch (Organization, Middle East Watch (Organization) (1992)
"But if we issue general warnings of the dangers, given the scale of minelaying around the villages, who would go back? However we do warn the people about ..."

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