or·​o·​pe·​sa | \ ˌȯrəˈpāsə\
plural -s

Definition of oropesa

: one of a pair of torpedo-shaped floats towed one on each side by a minesweeper at a fixed distance to suspend the ends of the steel rope used to tear submerged mines from their moorings

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History and Etymology for oropesa

from Oropesa, British trawler that first used it

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