minesweeper


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mine·sweep·er

 (mīn′swēp′ər)
n.
A ship equipped for detecting, destroying, removing, or neutralizing explosive marine mines.

mine′sweep′ing n.

minesweeper

(ˈmaɪnˌswiːpə)
n
(Military) a naval vessel equipped to detect and clear mines
ˈmineˌsweeping n

mine•sweep•er

(ˈmaɪnˌswi pər)

n.
a ship used for dragging a body of water to remove or destroy mines.
[1900–05]
mine′sweep`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minesweeper - ship equipped to detect and then destroy or neutralize or remove marine minesminesweeper - ship equipped to detect and then destroy or neutralize or remove marine mines
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Translations

minesweeper

[ˈmaɪnswiːpəʳ] Ndragaminas m inv

minesweeper

[ˈmaɪnswiːpər] ndragueur m de mines

minesweeper

[ˈmaɪnˌswiːpəʳ] ndragamine m inv
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