countermining


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coun·ter·mine

 (koun′tər-mīn′)
v. coun·ter·mined, coun·ter·min·ing, coun·ter·mines
v.tr.
1. To frustrate or defeat by secret and opposite measures.
2. To make or use a countermine against.
v.intr.
To make or lay down countermines.
n. (koun′tər-mīn′)
1. A tunnel dug to intercept and destroy an enemy's mine.
2. A plot to frustrate or defeat an attack.

countermining

1. Land mine warfare--Tactics and techniques used to detect, avoid, breach, and/or neutralize enemy mines and the use of available resources to deny the enemy the opportunity to employ mines.
2. Naval mine warfare--The detonation of mines by nearby explosions, either accidental or deliberate.
References in classic literature ?
Whilst they played wits against me, against me who commanded nations, and intrigued for them, and fought for them, hundreds of years before they were born, I was countermining them.
Once settled on the seabed the vessel can then close to remove the DWEMLB using an ROV and prepare for placing the countermining charge.