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minesweeper

[mahyn-swee-per] /ˈmaɪnˌswi pər/
noun, Navy.
1.
a specially equipped ship used for dragging a body of water in order to remove or destroy enemy mines.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; mine2 + sweeper
Related forms
minesweeping, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for minesweeping

minesweeper

/ˈmaɪnˌswiːpə/
noun
1.
a naval vessel equipped to detect and clear mines
Derived Forms
minesweeping, noun
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