countermine

noun

coun·​ter·​mine ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌmīn How to pronounce countermine (audio)
: a tunnel for intercepting an enemy mine

Examples of countermine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hahn described these countermine crafts, the most widely used version being the MK18, as a gateway to broader naval use of unmanned underwater systems. The Atlantic, 3 Sep. 2019 Depending on the mission modules installed onboard, the USS Jackson can perform anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and countermine warfare. Beth Nakamura, OregonLive.com, 8 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of countermine was in 1548

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“Countermine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countermine. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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