Definition of minelayer in English:

minelayer

Syllabification: mine·lay·er
Pronunciation: /ˈmīnˌlāər
 
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noun

A warship, aircraft, or land vehicle from which explosive mines are laid.
More example sentences
  • Navy Romanian naval forces in the Black Sea consisted of four Italian-built destroyers, four torpedo boats, three submarines, three minelayers, one submarine depot ship, three gunboats, and one training ship.
  • Rapid ditching machines; artillery, rocket, and air-delivered mines; and ground minelayers are available on world markets.
  • Afterwards, she was converted to a minelayer with 80 standard mines; but catching a trim on diving was dodgy while the huge mine-casing slowly flooded.

Derivatives

minelaying

Pronunciation: /-ˌlāiNG/
noun
More example sentences
  • The ship structure is able to meet all minewarfare roles, including surveillance, minelaying, minehunting and minesweeping.
  • The main roles of the corvettes will be in patrol and surveillance, minelaying, interception and other anti-surface warfare operations in the United Arab Emirate's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.
  • A key role in this warfare is assigned to remote minelaying and remotely controlled minefields.

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