Definition of minehunter in English:

minehunter

Line breaks: mine|hunt¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪnhʌntə(r)
 
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noun

British
A ship or aircraft used for detecting explosive submarine mines.
More example sentences
  • One of the Royal Navy's hi-tech minehunters has spent more than half of the last year far from home, in the Baltic.
  • The estuary and Khawr waterway have been combed by helicopters hauling mine detectors on sledges, and by minesweepers and minehunters, while Chatham's helicopter provided air support.
  • The frigate was berthed next to Sandown-class minehunters HM ships Grimsby and Bangor, forming the centrepiece of British Week, which promoted British interests in the Baltic state.

Derivatives

minehunting

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • The ship structure is able to meet all minewarfare roles, including surveillance, minelaying, minehunting and minesweeping.
  • The Landsort is permanently equipped for both minehunting and minesweeping.
  • Training opportunities are also grasped, from the routine business of minehunting to casualty-handling, salvage and firefighting.

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