minesweeper

noun
mine·​sweep·​er | \ ˈmīn-ˌswē-pər How to pronounce minesweeper (audio) \

Definition of minesweeper

: a warship for removing or neutralizing mines by dragging

Other Words from minesweeper

minesweeping \ ˈmīn-​ˌswē-​piŋ How to pronounce minesweeper (audio) \ noun

Examples of minesweeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was Peter Ricci, 101 years old, who’d been a minesweeper in the Navy on the USS Superior (AM311) in the Pacific. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Oct. 2021 Walsh’s father-in-law had been aboard the minesweeper USS Pioneer, which rescued 606 Rohna survivors, and Walsh tracked down and interviewed dozens of them. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Walsh’s father-in-law had been aboard the minesweeper USS Pioneer, which rescued 606 Rohna survivors, and Walsh tracked down and interviewed dozens of them. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Walsh’s father-in-law had been aboard the minesweeper USS Pioneer, which rescued 606 Rohna survivors, and Walsh tracked down and interviewed dozens of them. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Walsh’s father-in-law had been aboard the minesweeper USS Pioneer, which rescued 606 Rohna survivors, and Walsh tracked down and interviewed dozens of them. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Walsh’s father-in-law had been aboard the minesweeper USS Pioneer, which rescued 606 Rohna survivors, and Walsh tracked down and interviewed dozens of them. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Walsh’s father-in-law had been aboard the minesweeper USS Pioneer, which rescued 606 Rohna survivors, and Walsh tracked down and interviewed dozens of them. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Walsh’s father-in-law had been aboard the minesweeper USS Pioneer, which rescued 606 Rohna survivors, and Walsh tracked down and interviewed dozens of them. Washington Post, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of minesweeper

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minesweeper was in 1904

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12 Nov 2021

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“Minesweeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minesweeper. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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minesweeper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of minesweeper

: a ship designed for removing or destroying mines

More from Merriam-Webster on minesweeper

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about minesweeper

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