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minelayer

[mahyn-ley-er] /ˈmaɪnˌleɪ ər/
noun
1.
a naval ship equipped for laying, mines in the water.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; mine2 + lay1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for mine-layer

minelayer

/ˈmaɪnˌleɪə/
noun
1.
a warship or aircraft designed for the carrying and laying of mines
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