Recent Examples of minesweeper from the Web
China's Defense Ministry said its armed forces had dispatched two frigates, a minesweeper and two fighter jets to warn the Stethem away.
China’s Defense Ministry said its armed forces had dispatched two frigates, a minesweeper and two fighter jets to warn the Stethem away.
Aside from screening for car bombs and acting as a mobile barricade with a top speed of just over 6 mph, his machine’s 12-foot-wide blade will also act as a de-facto minesweeper.
The former Army freighter and Navy support ship Shearwater; the minesweeper Gregory Poole; and the 563-foot destroyer USS Arthur W. Radford, the largest vessel ever deployed off the East Coast; make up the reef.
In 2007, China denied access to another aircraft carrier, the Kitty Hawk, as well as two minesweepers.
Nine battleships, 23 cruisers, 104 destroyers and 71 large landing craft were further assisted by minesweepers, merchantmen, troop transports and other small craft.
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First Known Use of minesweeper
MINESWEEPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of minesweeper for English Language Learners
: a ship designed for removing or destroying mines
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