minelayer

noun
mine·​lay·​er | \ ˈmīn-ˌlā-ər How to pronounce minelayer (audio) , -ˌler\

Definition of minelayer

: a naval vessel for laying underwater mines

First Known Use of minelayer

1886, in the meaning defined above

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