mine-layer

minelayer

[mahyn-ley-er]
noun
a naval ship equipped for laying, mines in the water.

Origin:
1905–10; mine2 + lay1 + -er1

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minelayer (ˈmaɪnˌleɪə)
 
n
a warship or aircraft designed for the carrying and laying of mines

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