coun·​ter·​mine | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌmīn How to pronounce countermine (audio) \

Definition of countermine

: 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, "Coming Soon to a Battlefield: Robots That Can Kill," 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,, "Combat ship USS Jackson arrives in Portland for Fleet Week," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of countermine

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Countermine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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