minelayer

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

Definition of minelayer

: a naval vessel for laying underwater mines

Examples of minelayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Navy assigned him to the Oglala, a minelayer converted from a World War I-era transport ship. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio area’s shrinking band of Pearl Harbor veterans will never forget," 7 Dec. 2020 One such sub was the UC-5, a German minelayer submarine with an impressive war record. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The One Time a German U-Boat Wound Up in New York City’s Central Park," 13 June 2019 She was designed to operate in coastal waters strictly as a minelayer, carrying twelve mines. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The One Time a German U-Boat Wound Up in New York City’s Central Park," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of minelayer

1886, in the meaning defined above

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15 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Minelayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minelayer. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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