noun Date: 1886 a naval vessel for laying underwater mines

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  • minelayer — n. a ship equipped for laying underwater mines. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • minelayer — [mīn′lā΄ər] n. a naval vessel specially designed and equipped to lay explosive mines in the water …   English World dictionary

  • Minelayer — Canadian sailors with a mine aboard the minelayer H.M.C.S. Sankaty off Halifax, Nova Scotia during World War II. Minelaying is the act of deploying explosive mines. Historically this has been carried out by ships, submarines and aircraft.… …   Wikipedia

  • minelayer — /muyn lay euhr/, n. a naval ship equipped for laying mines in the water. [1905 10; MINE2 + LAY1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • minelayer — noun A ship that lays mines or one designed or intended to lay mines …   Wiktionary

  • minelayer — noun a warship, aircraft, or land vehicle from which explosive mines are laid. Derivatives minelaying noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • minelayer — mine•lay•er [[t]ˈmaɪnˌleɪ ər[/t]] n. a naval ship equipped for laying mines in the water • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • minelayer — n. a ship or aircraft for laying mines …   Useful english dictionary

  • No.1 class auxiliary minelayer — Aux. Minelayer No.1 on 28 February 1942 Class overview Name: No.1 class auxiliary minelayer Builders: Uraga D …   Wikipedia

  • Natsushima class minelayer (1933) — Natsushima in 1933 Class overview Name: Tsubame class minelayer Builders: Tōkyō Ishika …   Wikipedia

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